However, the lower North and South sides also have contested races for our own Neighborhood Council 7. That council represents the entirety of the lower North and South sides, from the Missouri River to 10th Avenue South.
I would venture to say that most of the people in Great Falls work in our neighborhood, medical and military folks excepted. It is our original townsite, and our economic core.
It also is home to two struggling elementary schools, brownfields, abandoned buildings and the most intractably poor residents of our city.
I am proud to call the lower North side my home. I have a vital interest in the decisions that will be made by Neighborhood Council 7. However, I don't know much about the candidates for the job.
There are eight people running for the eight seats on the council. Three of those eight are incumbent councilors. Here is a list of the candidates;
- Clary Cory, (i)
- Robert E. Gaskell, (i)
- Kimberliegh L. Thiel-Schaaf, (i)
- Karie Howell
- Lionel McKnire
- Joseph Moll
- Mike Taylor
- Paul Andrew Zallek
Do any of these candidates read this blog (probably not, I often think that I am the only reader)? Do they have anything to add?
Does anyone reading this blog have any comments that they would like to post supporting or opposing any of these candidates?
In the coming days, I hope to speak to all of these candidates and post my thoughts. I can't guarantee that it will happen, but I would like to see more information about these potential councilors.
I would also encourage any lower North and South side residents to read the minutes of the last several council meetings. They are online, here.