I would like to send kudos to all of the council and mayor candidates in every town in Delta County for stepping up to the plate and offering to serve their communities. The large number of participants speaks well for us as being a well grounded community.
Residents of Orchard City have a unique opportunity in the municipal election this year.
In Orchard City there are six candidates seeking to fill four seats. I want to emphasize that I think every one of them would do a good job because I believe they are all truly interested citizens and the welfare of the town and its residents are why they are running. We are blessed to have no burning or controversial issues that are driving any of these candidates' offers to serve.
However, I do think there are two who should be given special consideration by the voters. The first is Craig Fuller. Previously he served with distinction for six years as a trustee for Orchard City. From firsthand experience I can tell you that Craig is among the most outstanding trustees to have served this community in the 45 years I have been involved in Orchard City.
The second candidate that I feel deserves your consideration is Matt Soper. Matt is truly the unique candidate for a number of reasons but most importantly he is YOUNG in a community that has been lead by a lot of us old buzzards long enough. The time has come for a new generation. Matt is less than half of the age of the present trustees. An outstanding student, a community activist with an interest in government since grade school, Matt has earned his law degree from Edinburgh University and has participated in local government here in Delta County throughout his educational journey.
Having had the opportunity to serve this community myself, I urge you to give special consideration to these two candidates. As for the other two trustee seats to be filled I think any of the four candidates will serve us well.
With profound gratitude to have been able to serve,
Former Mayor of Orchard Cityblog comments powered by Disqus