Thanks for support, keep watching your local government
I want to thank my wonderful friend of 42 years, my wife Susie. I want to give a huge thank you to my son, Roy. (Thanks for the billboard) Susie and Roy are the most supportive family anyone could desire. I also want to thank the citizens of Columbia City who used their freedom to vote showing their faith in me on May 3rd. Thanks also goes to my Richard's Restaurant posse (you know who you are). And thanks to the Peabody Library staff and to Aaron Dicker for the use of their facility and Aaron's expert moderating of the Meet the Candidates Forum.
The Primary Vote reflects the fact that 575 citizens are happy with the city government policies of the last 8 years. And that these voters want the same policies to continue. It is critical that we stay involved in our government. Please continue to stay aware of your local, state and national government. As the November election comes near you need to learn who the candidates are, what each candidate stands for, and wehter or not they deserve your vote.
Congratulations to the Democrat Party, they were able to shrewdly guarantee they now have two candidates on the November ballot. As a result, the same style of local government will continue for the next four years.
We live in a wonderful town with much potential for positive growth. With your continued involvement we will ensure our community will be the place we can point to with pride.
Adlai Stevenson said it best, "There are worse things than losing an election. The worst thing is to lose one's convictions and not tell the people the truth."