Letter: District 9 Candidate Spells Out Love for Community
Editor’s Note: McComb is running against Barb Jacob and incumbent Randy Stroik for the 9th District.
To the Editor-
I am a candidate for City Council in District 9. There is a primary for this position, and the more you know about the candidates, the better decision you can make on February 17.
I am a native of Stevens Point and have always loved this city. I grew up exploring Iverson Park, biking all over town, stopping at the many “mom and pop” grocery stores in our neighborhoods. I graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School and from UWSP.
My career took me away from my hometown for too long. Several years I was able to return and fulfill a dream of opening a shop Downtown– Sugar Doll Chocolates and Cards, just off Main Street. I treasure being a member of Stevens Point’s business community. From our own experience and from what customers share, local business owners know our city at a deep level.
As a business owner, I’ve been able to contribute to our community—from providing samples or gift certificates to nonprofits—to participating in the Association of Downtown Businesses. As part of the previous mayor’s ad hoc committee, I helped plan our new public square. I had a leadership role in the group that successfully planned and implemented the Stevens Point Dog Park. I helped prepare the Solid Waste Vision Statement in Point’s Ecomunicipality plan.
Stevens Point will benefit from my experience, and from my abilities to research the facts, collaborate with others, and speak articulately. I’ve already talked with Corey Ladick and Michael Ostrowski to deepen my understanding about city operations, and what challenges we face.
I will provide an intelligent conscientious voice, with new perspectives, for Stevens Pointers in the 9th District and beyond.