The city of Chubbuck is in need of a new leader, and three men are ready to take charge.
“I’ve been very actively involved with this city for a lot of years, I’ve been on the city council for 4 years, I’ve been the council president for 2,” said Kevin England, who is running for Mayor.
Another candidate, Craig Brainard, added, “I don’t think I have as much experience as them and I think that’s more of a benefit than a hindrance.”
Brent Marshall, the third man campaigning commented: “I’ve run my own business for 15 years, I’ve done payroll, I’ve done budgeting. I can probably stretch a dollar farther than anybody can. “
We know that each candidate is qualified in their own right, but what they’ve accomplished in the past doesn’t matter as much as what they plan to do.
“I supposed the first thing that needs to happen is to make sure and get out there and be amongst the people amongst the department heads, I know each one of them very well, amongst the employees, and amongst the citizens and finding out what’s on their minds and what they see as the needs,” said England.
“Get to know people in the office, as far as major policy changes there aren’t going to be a lot of those the first day I’m elected, things are going pretty good in Chubbuck,” added Brainard.
Marshall plans to: “bring everybody together and tell them yes there’s a new mayor in town and what I expect of them and then I’d have the feedback from them of what they expect of me.”
Each candidate has a clear plan as to how they’re going to get things done, and each also have their priorities straight when it comes to improving the city they love.
“One is a pretty general issue that you probably hear a lot about, and that’s just the general economy. As long as the economy is depressed it makes a lot of things a little more difficult. As a matter of fact in my four years on the council that’s really been the way it has been,” is what England said.
The biggest issue Brainard sees is “the lack of employment. I worked in Blackfoot at Premier Technology and I kind of wish I could stay in the local area and work down here in Chubbuck but there’s no good high paying manufacturing industrial jobs in Chubbuck, or very few, and I’d like to change that.”
Marshall believes, “The roads are in terrible shape. They need to be fixed before they deteriorate any farther. We need to have enough money and reserves to accomplish that and just fix them. “
Just as a reminder, this is the last week for early voting and the election takes place a week from tomorrow.