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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Bob ?Smyth

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  • Background:

    I am a 27-year Newton resident and spent 39 years as a teacher/coach. I am involved in community activities and believe in citizen involvement in city government.

    ?Reasons for running?for office:

    Government can’t be all things to all people. We need limited government and individual freedom.?What are the issues you think are most important to address:Overspending and the Newton Recreation Center refurbishing.??Why are you the best ?candidate for the job:I will insist on honesty, openness and equal treatment under the law.?

    What should the community of Newton look like?10 years in the future:

    A city where people can come and settle and feel safe, not overtaxed. People, when choosing their residence, look for good medical facilities and excellent police and fire protection, which we now have. We must keep this going without overburdening taxes. 

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