Community thank-you

No one gets elected without the support of many individuals. I have numerous people to thank for my recent election to the Sweet Home City Council.

First, I would like to thank all the candidates who ran for city council. Community involvement is a strength in Sweet Home and it was encouraging to see that so many individuals wanted to be part of the political process. Our community can be proud that all the candidates ran a positive campaign.

I would like to thank The New Era for its unbiased and in-depth reporting on all the candidates. I believe the coverage increased awareness of the candidate’s positions and qualifications beyond the voters’ pamphlet statements.

And lastly I would like to thank my family, friends and the community for supporting me in this new responsibility.

As a candidate I promised voters I would actively listen to the concerns of the community, now as a new city councilman I encourage you to contact me regarding any city issues.

Eric Markell

Sweet Home