We have a choice for city councilperson in the Barrel District. We can support our incumbent councilman, who has been and remains an educated voice of reason on a council that is dominated by a singular personality, or we can vote for a political newcomer who has been hand selected by the mayor.

Working together, this council has managed to stabilize the city’s financial and budgetary woes. But that didn’t come easy and lots of stakeholders have paid a price to get to this point. The decisions for our future will be challenging and they demand a 360-degree evaluation from a city council with the same diverse points of view as the constituents they are elected to serve. Bart Turner provides the objectivity that these times cry out for. Re-elect Bart Turner.

Tom Cole