Two seek President of London City Council seat


Butch Scott


Joe Russell


Two candidates are running for the London City Council President seat in the Nov. 7 general election, incumbent Joe Russell and challenger Butch Jerome Scott. The following are their responses to candidate questionnaires sent them by The Madison Press:

BUTCH JEROME SCOTT

What is your: name, age, and occupation?

Butch Jerome Scott, 46, Advanced Drainage Systems, truck driver, Hotel Pizza, Phat Daddy’s Pizza, manager

Incumbent or challenger for the seat?

Challenger

Why do you want to be elected to the office you are seeking?

I am a hometown guy who is in contact with the London people. London is my home and I care about the future of this town and all the people in it.

What goals would you have if elected?

I would like to keep the meeting running in a steady fashion. Help bring new ideas to the table.

How have you been involved in your community related to the office you are seeking, either as incumbent or challenger?

I was the president of the MAYCI (the Armory) youth center for three years. I have also been a volunteer with the Madison County Special Olympics for the past nine years.

JOE RUSSELL

What is your: name, age, and occupation?

Joe Russell, 34, Executive Director for Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice

Incumbent or challenger for the seat?

Incumbent

Why do you want to be elected to the office you are seeking?

I want to remain as City Council President because I want to keep London working. As president my primary role is to ensure that council is tackling the city’s most important issues and is passing legislation that helps the people of this city in a fiscally responsible manner. I have a lot of experience working in government relations and I want to do my part to serve this city.

What goal would you have if elected?

First and foremost my goal is to ensure that the city remains fiscally responsible. Additionally, I hope to continue working on the issues I’ve gotten involved with in my first term as president, including capitalizing a storm water utility fund to help address our city’s aging infrastructure. Overall, I’m interested in any issue that will improve the lives of our citizens, including evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of city services such as London’s trash bag program.

Have you been involved in your community related to the office you are seeking, either as an incumbent or challenger?

I was appointed in May of this year to fulfill the term vacated by Jennifer Hitt after she became London’s new law director. Since that time I’ve attended weekly meetings on city business and have chaired the city council meetings twice a month. I’ve used this time to learn and I’m prepared to take a stronger leadership role for the city once I’m reelected.

Do you wish to add additional information to your responses?

It’s been an honor to serve as your City Council President for the past eight months, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve a full term beginning next year. I humbly ask for your vote to keep London working.

Butch Scott
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Joe Russell
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