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Florence City Council

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  • Julie Metzger Aubuchon

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    Mel Carroll

  • Duane Froelicher

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    Lance Howard

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    J. Kelly Huff

  • David A. Osbone

  • Gary Winn

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Why are you running?

What makes you the best candidate?

What specific services are you willing to cut?

What fees or taxes are you willing to raise in order to keep or expand government services?

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Campaign Phone (859) 384-1880
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City/town Florence, Ky
Education/Degrees I have a Bachelor"s and Master's Degree from Eastern Kentucky University in History, Political Science and Social Studies plus a Fifth Year Rank 1 from Xavier University in School Administration.
Community Involvement I have served the people of Florence and Northern Kentucky for many years as a School Teacher and as a School Principal.
Campaign Message I have been activity involved as a Member of City Council for several years. During this time I have championed our Citizens by keeping our taxes stable for the last nine years, and increasing our services. I have supported our vote to lower the insurance taxes by 37.5 % and will work to lower them even more next term.
Our Citizens deserve the very best representation possible. I feel, and the large majority have agreed, that my dedication, training, and experience have given them that representation. I humbly thank them for that confidence,
Tried ! Tested ! and Trusted ! I have always kept the best interests of our Citizens foremost in my votes and decisions. I have worked diligently to bring economic opportunity, educational excellence, the finest public safety and leisure opportunities to our Community.
My entire experience on City Council has been dedicated to providing the most cost effective and efficient services possible to our Citizens. As a result our City has been recognized as a City of Excellence by our neighbors locally and thoughout the State.
We are fiscally sound and secure as a result of prior City Administrations and City Councils, of which I have been a Member, always acting as frugal stewards of the Citizens' resources.
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Campaign Phone (859) 743-1429
Age 48
City/town Florence, KY
Education/Degrees BS in Accounting
Community Involvement Treasurer of the Boone County Education Foundation, a member of the Florence Code Enforcement Board and a Deacon in the Florence Christian Church.
Campaign Message I am very proud to call Florence my home and will work endlessly to make the city even better than it is today. I ask for your vote on November 6th and your help in making Florence the best place in our region to live, work and raise a family.
I am passionate about the City of Florence. Being a longtime resident, I am proud of this city and I want to work endlessly to make Florence even better than it is. I want others to feel the way that I do. I want other families to move back into Florence, like my family has done. I want this City to be a place that people want to Live, Work, Start a business and Raise a Family and feel Safe.
I have seen how the city has changed over the years. Every community needs a strong urban core to thrive. Florence has become an urban core to Boone County and with that new challenges and opportunities. I believe I am qualified to address these challenges alongside the other council members.
I am not willing to cut any services. I feel the City of Florence is positioned well to continue to provide the existing services. I hope the City can improve the services they are providing. Better services, better community.
I would not be willing to raise any taxes or fees. Mayor Whalen has done an excellent job preparing the City of Florence for anything that could happen in the future. I hope to be part of a Council that would work together to grow our city into the future.
Campaign Phone (513) 604-1194
Age 50
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City/town Florence,KY
Education/Degrees BA Organiztional Leadership
Community Involvement Kentucky Colonel, member of Florence United Methodist, Boone County businessmen’s Association
Endorsements See Facebook
Campaign Message Do what’s Right, do the best I can, Treat others the way Inwant to be treated.
My parents taught me to believe we are all responsible for making this world a better place.
I am serving my 4th term, the City has not raised taxes since my first term and we have still increased our surplus at the same time.
None, we run a tight ship already.
None at this time or near future.
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