Larry Grohn Offers District 4 Positive Contrast

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I recently had the opportunity to hear both Larry Grohn, candidate for District 4, and Jack Benson, current councilman for this district, speak about their platforms.  I had not been around Mr. Benson before, and I was so surprised to see such a stark contrast between these two gentlemen.   

Mr. Grohn was courteous, very knowledgeable about the issues, open to looking at other perspectives, and not once made any personally disparaging remarks about Mr. Benson.  Conversely, Mr. Benson came across as defiant, arrogant, and in a state of disbelief that someone would actually run against him, even interrupting Mr. Grohn several times and attacking his personal integrity.   

I learned during this forum that Mr. Grohn had been attending City Council meetings for three years to get familiar with the city issues.  If the voters of District 4 care about the governance of their area, and want a representative who will work hard and be receptive to their ideas and concerns, Larry Grohn is your choice.   

Early voting is now going on through April 4, and election day is April 9. 

Pamper Garner Crangle

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