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Letter: Alexander runs for county council

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Editor,

My name is Ken Alexander and I am running for the open District 4 seat on the Hamilton County Council. Many people know me from my professional career in construction or as a department director for the City of Westfield while others know me as Jenni’s husband or as dad to Andy, Katelynn and Connor.  If you don’t know me, I wanted to tell you briefly why I decided to pursue this office and why I believe I’m the best person to represent you on the Hamilton County Council. 

Over the past years, I’ve grown tired of the lack of civility and the disrespect on display whenever politics becomes the subject of conversation. This is neither productive nor representative of our Founders’ vision.  Like many of you, I work in a world of conflict resolution, and trying to pacify many often leads to not satisfying anyone. Leadership requires vision, creativity in problem solving, and a willingness to make difficult decisions to get the best results for stakeholders. Being successful in this process starts with an understanding that we all have something that unifies us, be it a team success, project completion or something bigger. At the county level, the stakeholders are our residents and business owners, and the vision that unifies us is making sure our community has the highest standard of living. 

My experience in both the private and public sector makes me uniquely qualified for this role. I’m an unabashed cheerleader for our community – I think Hamilton County is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. But to take it to another level – my approach to life and work is one of collaboration and respect. As you look at politics at the state and national level – and, unfortunately, in some ways right here in Hamilton County that attitude and approach is sorely lacking.  While my experience alone positions me to be the best steward for understanding the fiscal realities of our county, my approach to conflict resolution and problem solving truly sets my candidacy apart.

If you would like to learn more, please visit my website, electkenalexader.com. I look forward to working for you. Vote for Ken Alexander May 8.

Ken Alexander, Westfield


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