Johnny Partin — the leader we need

The Progress-Index Weekend - - OPINION -

I have now re­ceived cam­paign lit­er­a­ture from two of the three can­di­dates run­ning for the Ward 3 City Coun­cil race. I don't need to hear from our in­cum­bent, be­cause I have seen Tony Zev­go­lis, and he has ac­com­plished noth­ing.

I am sup­port­ing Johnny Partin be­cause he is a sharp, pas­sion­ate, and de­ci­sive leader. Johnny Partin is a true leader; he is a Cap­tain in the Vir­ginia Army Na­tional Guard, small busi­ness owner, and has led mul­ti­ple city com­mit­tees and com­mis­sions. He does not tol­er­ate self-serv­ing politi­cians; he ex­poses cor­rup­tion and un­eth­i­cal be­hav­ior, and he stands up for what is right and what is best for Hopewell!

What I also like about Johnny Partin is that he is a "go-get­ter". I can phys­i­cally go around the city and see the im­prove­ment his ded­i­ca­tion and lead­er­ship has had on Hopewell. The 100-plus neigh­bor­hood cleanups, We­ston Cir­cle "Keep Hopewell Beau­ti­ful" signs, and trim­ming and prun­ing the Crepe Myr­tle trees around Ap­po­mat­tox Ceme­tery are phys­i­cal ex­am­ples of what he has done to im­prove Hopewell as a pri­vate ci­ti­zen WITH­OUT US­ING TAX PAYER MONEY.

I have not seen the same zeal, pas­sion, and record of ac­com­plish­ments from his op­po­nents. Nei­ther has fought as in­tensely and fiercely as Johnny, when it comes to paving roads, fix­ing storm drainage is­sues, im­prov­ing our schools, and mak­ing our neigh­bor­hoods safer.

As a home­owner in this city, we need a good watch dog on City Coun­cil! We need lead­er­ship! And we need Johnny Partin as our next City Coun­cilor for Ward 3! Jef­frey Barnard Hopewell

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