Letter to the Editor

Recommendations for city council

Local elections are the most important, and that’s no exception when it comes to this year’s Altoona City Council race.

I’m supporting Bruce Kelley, Dave Butterbaugh, Dave Ellis and Ron Beatty.

Kelley continues to be a leader on tough challenges we face on council and has a record of being pro-taxpayer.

Butterbaugh is an exceptional resource when it comes to codes/planning in the city and puts in the time to be effective.

Ellis brings a skill set that will enhance Altoona’s outlook. Beatty and his 40 years of business experience will bring a private-sector perspective to council.

All of these candidates value our city, its heritage and its future. I ask Altoona to consider these candidates and support them on Nov. 2.

Jesse J. Ickes


(The writer is a member of Altoona City Council.)


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