Brian Thompson announces candidacy for Westlake’s Ward 2 council seat

Westlake Ward 2 Council candidate Brian Thompson

I am blessed with having a combination of three professional licenses: Attorney at Law, Certified Public Accountant, and Lay Minister, all of which I am presently engaged in concurrently. I have served the public for over 30 years, and I am now seeking to use my expertise in serving the public as Ward 2 councilperson.

Two major functions of Council are the enactment of laws (which we call ordinances at the local level) and authorizing expenditures through adoption of the annual budget and supplemental appropriations as the year goes by. My combination of expertise in law and finance makes me exceptionally qualified to excel in the performance of these functions.

In law practice, people’s problems become my problems as I “go to bat” for people, resolving issues and arriving at solutions, which in legal terms we call “being an advocate.” As councilperson, my constituents’ problems will be my problems until resolved. I will be an advocate for residents of Westlake Ward 2.

Going door-to-door, residents have voiced many concerns. It seems the biggest concern is that of blight, the deterioration of the exterior appearance of many structures. The next largest concern is that of water/sewer issues. Other concerns include cell phone issues (inability to call family from St. John Medical Center), interruptions in electrical service, and enforcement of speeding laws. As councilperson, I will take up all of these issues and many more without hesitation and fearlessly. Council is losing one lawyer, Ed Hack, and I would like to fill the void.

I look forward to the opportunity of serving as councilperson, and I pledge that I will work diligently to promote the well being and enjoyment of the residents of Ward 2.

– Brian Thompson

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Volume 5, Issue 8, Posted 11:10 AM, 04.16.2013