By Jim Jacek
In November's election, there will be a 100% turnover for Mayor and city council in Allen Park. There are 12 candidates running for city council, and 6 of them will be elected. Each week Allen Park Guardian will feature a candidate.
The first candidate to be featured is Charles Blevins, a 27 year old life-long resident of Allen Park, who graduated from Allen Park High School in 2010. Charles has been involved with many city events and school functions throughout the years. Charles has worked at a local museum for the last eight and a half years, gaining experience in the Food Service, Guest Service, and Security Departments. You may have also seen him working during city elections over the last 8 years.
Charles has been attending City Council meetings since he was in high school and has been a concerned resident voicing both his and the concerns of his neighbors who are unable to attend the meetings to the past four City Council administrations, asking questions and making sure that their voices are still heard. He previously ran for City Council in 2015, and is running again now with four years of growth, knowledge, and experience under his belt. He has always believed that learning from our history is key when it comes to building towards future success. Charles hopes that his time in office will be spent effectively balancing the city budget while remaining firm in his belief that residents come first in keeping Allen Park an excellent place to live, work, and play. Charles will be a strong team player amongst the rest of the City Council, working together with the city employees to help keep Allen Park safe and beautiful.
Charles believes he is the right candidate because he wants to represent the whole city, not just one person. He believes communication is the key to success, and that listening is an extremely important part of that skill. He encourages residents to always speak to their City Council and to always stay positive. Charles hopes he can earn your vote in this November's election.
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