District 4 Needs Ryan King

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I don’t want a politician representing me and my neighbors to City Council. I prefer a community champion to be my voice at city hall. And, there is no better candidate on the ballot than Ryan King in District 4. I’m not going to focus on the current District 4 city councilman here – many in East Brainerd feel his stay at city hall has reached the point of diminishing returns. Rather, I prefer to write about the challengers to his seat, and recommend Mr. King for the job.

There are four aspirants vying to replace the incumbent, but only one has shown a real commitment to the community instead of political aspirations – Ryan King. Instead of politicking for the past few years, like most of the challengers have done, he’s spent his time working on the East Brainerd Elementary School PTA, the Zoning Appeals Board, the Friends of East Brainerd, and on the board of the Brainerd/East Brainerd Chamber of Commerce. While others have been jockeying for political favoritism, he has worked tirelessly to create a stronger community for the residents of East Brainerd. He’s lived in District 4 his whole life, and his self-sacrificing passion for his community is plain and simple.

If you live in East Brainerd, vote for your lifelong neighbor and community servant – Ryan King.

William J. Bryant

East Brainerd


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