By Noah Alatza
Incumbent Cindy Spoljaric is seeking re-election for a third term on the Westfield City Council. She filed her candidacy for one of the two at-large seats in early January.
Spoljaric, a Republican and the only female candidate, said the council needs diversity.
“There is so much to be done, so I feel a need to be there to represent the citizenry,” she said.
Spoljaric said she wants to be the voice of citizens on the council.
“I have heard from so many people, and there is such diverse interests,” she said “People still want the same things, and I want to ensure that’s what they get.”
Spoljaric, who is known for occassionally breaking with the council on major issues, said she is not a “rubber stamp.”
Spoljaric has a vachelor’s degree in public affairs and holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Indiana University.
“I do my homework, read every word and do extra research,” she said. “I’m probably one of the most active members of council on social media.”
If re-elected, one of Spoljaric’s priorities is to revisit the city’s comprehensive plan.
“That plan hasn’t fully addressed the rest of the community. We need to all come back together and look at the whole picture, what we have now and what we need to achieve,” she said.
Spoljaric is one of three candidates running for two at-large seats. The other candidates are incumbent Jim Ake and Troy Patton.
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