I am writing this letter of support for Glen Davis for City Commissioner. Here are some of the qualifications that I believe make him a candidate worthy our vote for re-election to the City Commission.
• Glen has previous leadership experience as mayor – during his tenure as Mayor, he built an alliance with Commissioner Smyth to eradicate the perception of City Commission "Empire Building."
• While Mayor, Glen determined that the City Commission had lost confidence in an ineffective City Administrator and Assistant City Administrator.
• Glen has the business acumen needed to root out waste of tax dollars. While Mayor Glen led the charge for ending a $125,000 per year contract for an ineffective business consultant.
• While mayor, Glen led the charge for ending a $125,000 per year contract for an ineffective business consultant. Under previous city leadership that was costing you as a taxpayer no less than $1 million dollars in consulting fees – this could easily be multiplied by factor 20 based on the decisions of the previous city Leadership when they followed the consultant’s advice.
When you are ready to mark your ballot, I would ask you to ponder, is the city of Newton in better shape now than it was before Glen first took office? Join me as I vote to re-elect Glen with a margin to assure he is mayor. Please cast your vote for Glen Davis, we need a leader like Glen.
— Tim Marlar, Newton