Commentary by Donald Rainwater
Westfield is a great place to live and raise a family, as evidenced by our growing and diverse population. We have culturally diverse businesses thriving in every corner of our city, churches throughout our city representing a rich collection of religious diversity and our schools are filled with children from households representing every category of diversity. The City of Westfield is building a wonderfully diverse population base, making us stronger as a community.
Please take a look at the current Westfield City Council at westfield.in.gov/council, which has seven seats, including five district seats and two at-large seats. Our current city council doesn’t really reflect our city’s diversity. Now, that isn’t a knock on them. However, I do think that our city council should reflect our diversity, moving forward. The only way that Westfield’s city council will reflect our diversity is if a diverse group of people are elected to city council. So, I am suggesting that you consider running for city council.
If you believe, as I do, that our city council should reflect our city’s diversity, I encourage you to consider running for a seat on the city council. Our city council and mayor are up for election in November. I don’t care if you run as a Republican, a Democrat, a Libertarian or an Independent. I believe that our city will be stronger when we have a diverse group of citizens participating in our city’s government.
If you would be interested in running for city council and need help getting started, contact the political party of your choice or the Hamilton County Election Office, hamiltoncounty.in.gov/219/Election-Office.