I always want to vote for a political candidate who will make well-considered decisions that will serve all constituents. I am pleased to say I have that opportunity in the upcoming election. I will be voting for Lyneen Burrow for county council.
Lyneen and I grew up together, graduating from Westfield in a time when the place was much smaller and everyone knew everyone. She has always been respected for her qualities of honesty, compassion, leadership and common sense. I admire her capabilities of being, at the same time, diplomatic and truthful, sympathetic and logical, forward thinking and respectful of the past. We are fortunate that she has been motivated to offer those qualities and capabilities for a new and much-needed perspective in local politics.
As a lifelong Hamilton County resident, parent/grandparent, business owner, board member and school volunteer, she knows the region and its potential. She is committed to the future of Hamilton County as a model for enhancing community-centered values, while also managing the growth that redefines us. She believes in people. That is why she has spent her life serving in many capacities —transforming her business into a community gathering space, providing countless hours of guidance to 4-H members and leaders, keeping her classmates connected, sharing her resources and time generously, lifting up so many lives in so many ways — for which she never seeks attention. She does what needs to be done when it needs to be done, such as in the past month using her spare time and spare fabric to make masks for first responders.
I want a county council that will listen to the needs of Hamilton County’s residents, weighing decisions carefully regarding both immediate and future outcomes. That will require someone who has the integrity and insight to see all sides of an issue, someone who can align fiscal responsibility with human responsibility, someone who takes the job to serve rather than for any other reason. I believe that will require Lyneen Burrow, and that is why she has my vote.
Karla Farmer Stouse, Arcadia