I am so thankful for the opportunity that I had to serve 16 years as a member of the Fulton Common Council, which enabled me to meet with mayors, fellow aldermen, city employees and so many wonderful Fulton residents.
One person who I worked with was our present mayor, Ron Woodward, who I got to know as an alderman, executive assistant to the mayor and mayor on two different occasions. I was so impressed with his love for his city and how hard he worked to represent the people of Fulton to make sure that every effort was made to deliver services in the most efficient and cost effective way possible.
He continues to have a vision as to what he wants for his city and at the same time controlling costs, which are dictated by continued increases in health insurance and pensions for a workforce that continues to be under constant adjustment.
I strongly feel and know from experience that he is doing everything that is possible to explore the possibilities within his position to improve neighborhoods, encourage businesses to locate and constant communications with state officials. He has controlled the tax rate in these difficult times and change for the sake of change would not work to the city’s benefit. We are fortunate to have someone with his experience and vast knowledge of the workings of our city.
I urge all of our Fulton voters to exercise the privilege they have by going to the polls on November 8th and voting for Mayor Ron Woodward to continue in his position.
819 W. Third St., S.