To the Editor: Former councilman backs McOmber
Written by Gordy Heminger   
Monday, 21 October 2013 09:33
As a current property owner in Bowling Green and former member of City Council, I have a great interest in the upcoming council election. In the race for at-large council, voters can vote for two candidates and I would encourage every voter to utilize both of those votes.
Councilman Bob McOmber is the dean of council, having served since 2006. On a council where most members are relatively new, Bob's experience is a strength, not only in terms of the length of time he's been on council, but with his strong background in law and finance, along with his connection to the university. Bob's experience has been especially helpful as the City has dealt with some very challenging financial times and complex issues. Beyond Bob's experience, Bob is moderate and pragmatic who takes a common sense approach to city government. He comes to meetings prepared, does his research, seeks to build consensus and is a model for how an elected official should act. Bob works well with the administrative staff, which is important if you want to get things done. Yet at the same time, Bob is not afraid to challenge the administration to advocate for the concerns of the residents.
When I was on City Council, Bob was the member of Council I would seek out when I wanted to get something done because I knew he was honest, reliable and results-focused. In fact, of the 15 men and women I've served with on a city council, while all were talented and dedicated, I found Bob to be the best. Bowling Green is fortunate that someone like Bob is willing to continue to serve our community. Though I'm a democrat and Bob is a republican, he once again has my strong and enthusiastic support and I would encourage all residents, regardless of party affiliation, to use one of your two votes to keep Bob McOmber working for us on city council.
Gordy Heminger
Past Bowling Green City Council Member

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