To the Editor:
I am writing today as a last-term commissioner from the Fourth Ward. I have enjoyed sitting on the Piqua City Commission for the last 12 years and representing my neighbors in the Fourth Ward. I will miss the job and the people I work with, but it is time for someone new to hold the seat.
I would like to endorse David Short to succeed me. He has served our country in the military and has served our city as a police officer. Being retired now from the police force, he is running as a write-in candidate from the Fourth Ward. He is a long time resident of Ward 4 and I believe he will do a great job serving the residents of our ward and every resident of the city. He has been a caring and compassionate servant of the people who can see both sides of an issue and will make informed decisions.
I would remind the voters that the commission candidates are all write-in candidates. You will need to follow the prompts on the voting machine to write in your choice. I would also remind the voters that the candidates are elected from every ward, and not just from the one they represent. Likewise, the candidates for the school board represent everyone in the district.
Speaking of the Piqua School District, Mike and I are voting FOR the renewal operating levy and encourage others to do the same. This represents NO NEW taxes and has been in place for many years. In that time, the money generated has served our students in the day-to-day operation of the district and has kept our budget in the black.
Please remember to attend the Meet the Candidates event on Wed. Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Piqua YWCA, and to cast your vote on Nov. 7.
Thank you for allowing me to serve the xity, and for supporting my efforts these last 12 years.
— Judy Terry