College Student Running for Woodbury City Council
Political science major Joe Grinols outlines his platform in a press release.
The 2012 slate of candidates for Woodbury City Council includes one college student.
Joe Grinols, 24, recently sent out a press release outlining his platform.
There are two spots up for election Nov. 6, and incumbents Paul Rebholz and Amy Scogggins are running for their third terms on the city council.
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Below is Grinols’ release:
I am Joe Grinols, and I am pleased to run for the Woodbury City Council having been nearly a lifelong resident of Woodbury.
I grew up in the community, and graduated from Woodbury High School. I now am completing a degree in political science in the Wisconsin University system. I am in agreement with most of what our council and mayors have done in the past. It is good to know that we have a fiscally sound city with a AAA bond rating, and for that I am thankful. I would continue to work, to see that decisions that are made, uphold that type of fiscal responsibility.
What I do know that I would bring to the table, that has been missing in some areas of our nation, and in a few points in Woodbury, is an attention to the prime principles of our country. Unfortunately there are occasionally new laws put in place that cut corners on our Bill of Rights, and other cherished liberties. One issue which needs to come before the council and is easily handled, costs the city nothing yet speaks volumes about what our community believes in is free public speech.
I am in agreement that certain businesses, firework displays, driving a car and a scattering of other activities should require licenses and permits in Woodbury. Giving a speech in the park should never have required a permit.
I am in favor of the expansion of the Bielenberg Sports Center and would highlight the advantages to the community of an outdoor pool as part of the development in our city. The city has done an excellent job at balancing green space and development. I am possibly one of the younger candidates at age 24 running for City Council. Servant politicians begin at all levels of government.
I am known to many in the community having worked with the Woodbury YMCA and Washington County School District 833 as a lifeguard, supervisor and swim instructor for eight years. I am pleased to say that with the earnings from these jobs I have been able to pay for all of my college tuition, and remain out of debt. It is this type of fiscal responsibility and hard work that I will bring to the City Council. I will work to keep our debts low, and bond ratings high.
I ask Woodbury to take the time to evaluate and consider me for their vote in November. I will be attending as many of the other community events as possible, which showcase the different candidates.