Please Vote Adam Loos for Carbondale City Council. Here Are Some Reasons Why.

Please Vote Adam Loos for Carbondale City Council
on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tuesday is Election Day, and I am asking everyone who reads this to vote for me for Carbondale City Council. During the last few months, I have participated in several candidate forums, I have completed several candidate questionnaires, and I have gone door-to-door in nearly every precinct. I hope I have been able to reach you during the campaign. In case I missed you, I’d like to offer you a few reasons why you should …

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Upcoming Candidate Events

 

There are several candidate events planned for this week. This is a good opportunity to meet the candidates for city council. This week’s events are listed below.

NAACP—Civics at the Center Hayes: Monday, March 16, 2015, 6:00 p.m., Eurma C. Hayes Center, 441 E. Willow Street. This event includes candidates for mayor and city council. Each candidate will have an opportunity to speak, and there will be a question and answer session.

Chamber of Commerce—Mayoral and Council Candidate Forum: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 11:30 a.m., Carbondale Civic …

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My Views on Downtown Revitalization

I posted my platform in bullet format because that makes it easy for people to figure out what I’d do if I am elected without reading a series of long essays. I’m writing a series of blog posts covering each issue category for those who want more detailed information. This is the first, addressing downtown revitalization.

Downtown Revitalization Should Be a Priority

Downtown revitalization is a top priority for me. In fact, recent efforts to develop a master plan for the downtown provided the final push I …

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Selma 50: March 2, 2015

The African American Museum of Southern Illinois is planning a march and program on March 2, 2015, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March. The march begins at 5:15 p.m. at the Eurma C. Hayes Center, located at 441 E. Willow Street, and ends at City Hall. The program begins at 6:00 p.m. The NAACP is hosting a voter registration event at City Hall. Candidates have been invited, and I will attend the program at City Hall.

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Platform Now Online

My platform is now online. You can view it by clicking here. The issues are in bold text and specific actions are listed as bullets under each issue. This makes it easy to see at a glance the issues and actions I will prioritize if elected. I am going to write blog posts covering each bolded issue more thoroughly for anyone who would like more detailed information. The easiest way to be sure you don’t miss anything is to subscribe to receive campaign emails using the box to …

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Neighborhood Alliance Meeting: January 17, 2015

The Neighborhood Action Group is holding its annual Neighborhood Alliance Meeting on January 17, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at noon. The Neighborhood Action Group has invited all candidates for Mayor and City Council, and there will be an informal meet and greet following the meeting. I will be at the meeting. If you’re interested in improving Carbondale’s neighborhoods or meeting the candidates, save the date. More information is available on the City’s website.

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Campaign Paperwork Filed

I filed my statement of candidacy and petition to run for city council on Monday morning at 8:00. One other Council candidate, Navreet Kang, was present at 8:00 a.m. That means the two of us will be in a lottery to determine ballot order, and I will either be the first or second name on the ballot. The City Clerk will hold the lottery at City Hall on December 2, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.

If thirteen or more candidates file for City Council, the City will …

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Introduction

My name is Adam Loos, and I am running for Carbondale City Council in 2015.

This is my first campaign for public office. You can find out more about me and why I am running for Council by clicking the “Candidate” link at the top of this page. I will post some position statements on issues over the next few weeks, and you will find those by clicking the “Issues” link.

I also plan to write a blog in this space. If you would like to receive …

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