2017-09-07 / Front Page

Armour will seek re-election in District Two


ARMOUR ARMOUR Incumbent Washington City Councilman Robert “PeeWee” Armour has qualified for re-election to his seat representing District Two. He formally announces her candidacy with the following statement.

“Dear Washingtonians,

“I humbly request your vote in the upcoming election for the District Two City Council seat. It has been my distinct pleasure to serve as District Two councilman for the past four years and I would be grateful and honored to continue serving the City of Washington and all its citizens for the next four years if reĀ­ elected.

“My guiding principle while serving as councilman has been to display a strong sense of accountability for my fiduciary responsibilities to the City of Washington. I will cautiously and faithfully handle all tax payer resources to make sure that they are distributed in a wise manner that benefits all of the citizens of Washington.

“Being a lifelong resident of Washington, I have actively worked to find ways throughout my life to serve my community and my country. I am a retired Engineer Design Technician from Rayle EMC with 35 years of service. I honorably served my country in the United States Army in the Philippines and Taiwan during the Vietnam War. I have had the privilege of coaching youth sports for the Washington Wilkes community, and have served in leadership roles within various churches in the community and other non-for-profit organizations.

“I hope that my continued service can include another four years as District Two city councilman.

“Now that I am currently retired, I have the time, energy, and dedication to actively participate on the Washington City Council and other committees at the request of the mayor. I will continue to assist with pushing forward agendas that promote pro-growth initiatives that benefit the Washington community as a whole. My goal is that the city government continues cost-cutting measures within city that helps improve economies of scale and promotes a more streamlined city government that can provide more services for the community with less economic burden to the tax payer.

“These cost-cutting measures that the city council has implemented over the last four years have saved valuable tax revenue that have created a surplus of funds rather than a deficit as in years past. The strongest advantage of economic growth for a city is that a city is financially solvent. We as a community can incentive growth by promoting tax advantages to show corporations that it is in their best interest and advantage to invest in Washington. If new corporations, business, or entrepreneurs find Washington as a business-friendly community, then ultimately this will improve our infrastructure, real estate market, educational system, and tax base. This is the only way that our beautiful town can flourish for generations to come.

“If granted the opportunity to serve on the Washington City Council, I give all the citizens of Washington my word that I will champion these initiatives that I have listed above for another term.

“Thank you very much for your time and consideration during this electoral process and I will greatly appreciate your vote.”

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