I am delighted to receive this endorsement from a man whom I admire and respect for his years of leadership and dedicated service in our community. Here’s what Bruce recently wrote to voters in our district:
December 31 of this year will end my 24 years of service as your city councilman. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the opportunity of representing you during this time. It has been both an honor and a privilege.
I do feel an obligation to share with you, my feelings about who should succeed me in this position. I have endorsed Bill Engle for District 3 City Council. Bill and I do not share the same political party affiliation, but he does share my love for this city and the desire to see our community grow and offer more economic opportunities and for our citizens.
Bill is a Vietnam Veteran and has volunteered his time with many community organizations. He spent many years covering city government for the Palladium Item. This experience has given him an excellent understanding of the function of city government and the often-complex structure, rules and procedures of city governance. He is currently serving on our city’s Park Board and is the current President of the Richmond Advisory Plan Commission.
I hope that you will join me in supporting Bill Engle as your next City Councilman in the upcoming election.