Fulton political news: Republicans endorse candidates, Myers seeks 4th Ward seat

Republicans endorse candidates

The Fulton Republican City Committee recently endorsed the following candidates for office according to Jim Myers, chairman of the committee.

Endorsed were: Dave Hawthorne for City Court judge, Brad Warner for First Ward councilor, Doug Chapman for Second Ward councilor, Tim Crandell for Third Ward councilor, Jim Myers for Fourth Ward councilor, J. Norman Foster for Fifth Ward councilor, Linda Lockwood for county legislator representing the 11th District, Jim Karasek for legislator representing the 22nd District and Louella LeClair for legislator representing the 25th District.

“I think we have an excellent slate of hardworking and energetic candidates for this year’s election,” said Myers.

Myers seeks Fourth Ward seat

Jim Myers has announced his candidicy for Fourth Ward councilor in Fulton.

Myers had been councilor, or alderman as it was called then, from 1988 to 1993. He was president of the council from 1992 to 1993.

“I was the member of the council that pushed through the legislation that changed out the streetlights from mercury vapor to high pressure sodium, giving us more light on the streets while saving the city $80,000 per year,” said Myers.

“I also was the one that heard about an energy audit that was done for the community center (skating rink) 10 years prior and initiated those ideas, saving the recreation department tens of thousands of dollars,” he continued.

“I worked with the City Clerk at the time to do the same energy saving measures at City Hall, again saving thousands of dollars,” he said. “These are the things I want to continue to do to save money without cutting services. I would also like to look into ways of raising revenues aside from taxes such as the advertising done at the Community Center and War Memorial.

Myers, 57, has lived in the Fourth Ward all his life and knows almost everybody in the ward.

He is past president of the Fulton Rotary Club and was named a Paul Harris Fellow.

He is past president of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, a current member of the Fulton Music Association Board, member of the Fulton Community Band, Fulton Dixieland Band and organizer of the annual Veterans Day Concert, which brings the 10th Mountain Division Band to Fulton.

He has owned and operated Jim Myers Upholstering for the past 37 years and has worked at Battle Island State Park as a starter for the past nine years.

Myers was unanimously endorsed by the Fulton Republican City Committee, for which he is chairman.

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