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Election '11: Columbia City Common Council quotes

November 5, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Here are quotes from candidates vying for the position of town council in Columbia City. The election is Nov. 8. Be sure to pick up The Post and Mail or subscribe to the e-edition for full candidate profiles.

At-large

Daniel Weigold: “I am committed to this community and I want to continue serving you as your Council-At-Large representative. “

Mike Malcolm: “I am strongly committed to serving our community. I believe I bring a unique set of skills to City Council given my employment history in both the public and private sectors.”

Northeast District

Jacie Worrick: “My goal is to make sure Columbia City continues to be a city we are proud to call home, and that we wisely use our resources to benefit all of our citizens.”

Charles “Chick” Harker: “More than ever before, I feel today’s elected public official must be a good manager - getting the best quality for every single dollar spent.”

Northwest District:

Scott Allison: “I am a blue collar worker having spent 16 of the last 21 years in the printing industry. We need a City Council that understands business and the day to day struggles of the working class family.

William Simpson: “I believe in an open and transparent city government and that persons elected to public office should do all they can to prevent wasteful spending.”

Southeast District:

Nicole Penrod: “I have been honored to have had the opportunity to serve this community as a member of city council. I am proud to have been a part of a council that has worked diligently to keep our budgets in line while still providing the level of service our community expects.”

Christian Hockemeyer: “I love this community and want to ensure that it continues moving forward in a progressive manner without needless spending.”

Southwest District

Ben Romine: “I am running because I believe that it is time some of younger business people in our community get involved. I have seen several administrations talk about improving downtown and promoting growth but it seems to stop there.”

Roger Seymoure: “I have enjoyed serving on the council for the past four years. We have been able continue the excellent service for our citizens and have been fiscally responsible with their tax dollars.”

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