Polly Dalton seeks nomination for District 9 Alderperson
STEVENS POINT — Candidate Polly Dalton will challenge newcomer Brian Beaulieu and incumbent Mary McComb for the seat of District 9 Alderperson in the Feb. 19 primary.
The 27-year-old Appleton native is a member-owner of local business Upstream Cider. She refers to herself as a “modern farmer” and grows fruits and vegetables in Custer. Dalton has lived in Point for 4 years with her partner. She currently owns her house and is also a landlord.
Dalton holds a degree in Political Science from Lawrence University, and has prior experience serving inn government, as she served on the Appleton city council.
“I am running for the role of City of Stevens Point District 9 alderperson because I have made a commitment to this community. The role of alderperson is how I feel called to take responsibility for the future of my community and to act in the interests of my neighbors and fellow citizens.” — Statement from Dalton on her Facebook campaign page.
Dalton released the following statement in response to why she is running:
“I have been following the city council’s actions for the past 2 years, it seems they are not interested in putting forth and implementing policies citizens are interested in. Instead, they are addressing their role and responsibilities more as a member of a home owner’s association board rather than diligently managing the administration of the city. I have been frustrated with “lazy policy” that is burdensome to all property owners.
Rather than addressing specific property owners who are extracting value from housing stock and deteriorating neighboring property values, they are imposing rules on everyone, such as banning gravel driveways and mandating each property has a specific percentage of green space. My experience previously serving on the city council has furnished me with a different approach to governance and spurred me to take responsibility for my community.”