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Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

Joe Lewis, Ward 3 candidate

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Lewis is a life long resident of Blytheville and served for 18 years on the Mississippi County Quorum Court for District 7. He is a retired employee of Randall Textron and Milwaukee Electric Tool, and is currently employed with Wilson Funeral Home in burial policies.

On Blytheville's financial situation:

The financial situation of the city will hopefully be completed and solved. To prevent any financial situations from happening again, hopefully plans, rules, regulations, and committees will be reorganized to better serve the necessary situations of the city.

On population loss in Blytheville:

The population count cannot be controlled by any individual. Hopefully there will be some changes in the city and individuals will want to take part in educational and training programs, housing, and childcare services provided in the city through Arkansas Northeastern College, the Crisp Center, and Arkansas State University. Community leaders working together to encourage these programs. The city/county must get more involved to stress the importance of the census. Encouraging citizens to accurately give information, because it can be helpful or harmful.

On crime reduction and law enforcement:

Crime can be decreased if we start to our neighbors and neighborhood. When citizens see unwanted or strange activities in the area, call for a police officer.

On the responsibilities of a city council representative:

A city council member is one who works with the Mayor and other city council members. Working together to find solutions to problems within the city. Working together to bring new programs and continue to support the existing programs.

Campaign statement:

To help the Mayor and city council to move Blytheville forward, with the help of the citizens, to support the citizens of Blytheville for a positive change, and to help keep the city looking beautiful in all areas with the help of citizens.

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