Jack Benson Provides Good Service To District 4

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I am supporting Jack Benson for City Council in District 4.  Over the years, I have had occasional concerns on various issues, and Jack has always been very quick to respond, as well as to follow back up with me. 

Jack's diligence and commitment to our district and to city business is demonstrated by the fact that he has attended over 600 regular council meetings without an absence.

Jack's other life experiences include 12 years in the Big Brothers and Sisters program. He also served as a school principal for 15 years and then 15 years as assistant to the superintendent of schools. 

Making intelligent judgments as an officeholder is often a result of experience.  Jack Benson's 12 years of experience are of tremendous benefit in making wise decisions.  His good character also make this gentleman a respected city councilman, worthy of re-election.

Mary G. Gardenhire

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