Candidate: Christine Thomspon, city council

Christine Thomspon is vying for a seat on Grand Forks city council

Christine Thompson is vying for a seat on Grand Forks city council

My name is Christine Thompson, and I am seeking your support to represent you as a councillor for our city.

As a long-time resident of our city; as a 23-year employee of our city; and having been privileged to serve one term as a councillor, I bring to the table the skills, knowledge and ability to be an effective member of your council. I have experience in how the financing and operations of municipalities work.

Being the lowest form of government, but closest to its constituents, councillors must listen to all sides of an issue that matters to the electorate and to make a decision that they believe will benefit the community as a whole.  You will always know the reason behind any decision I make, whether you agree with me or not. That is a promise that I can make and keep.

Issues concerning our citizens range from water meters; keeping young families in our community; elimination of the surplus generated in the electric utility; construction of a sidewalk on the south side of 72nd Ave. from 27th St. to 19th St.; the economy in our city; and, upgrading the aging infrastructure. All of these issues need to be brought to the table and publically debated by the new council. I very much want to be a part of that debate.

I am dedicated to our city and serve on many organizations, including the Phoenix Foundation, Grand Forks Fall Fair, and the Gilpin Grasslands Committee. I am honest, responsible and reliable.  I have the desire and the time to read, research and consult on issues that are important to you and to me.

I ask that on Nov. 15 you vote for me, Christine Thompson, to represent you on our city council.

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