Vote for BRENT BARRON on APRIL 7, 2015
— Commissioner of the CIty of Ottawa —
On April 7th, the citizens of Ottawa will choose their commissioners who will lead them for the next four years. You deserve a commissioner who will lead and take charge. Ottawa doesn’t need another commissioner to Monday morning quarterback a problem, grandstand on meaningless issues, or claim to be a watch dog of the people.

Ottawa needs a commissioner who will be a leader and that person is Brent Barron. Brent will listen to your concerns, and find solutions to your problems.

Meet Brent Barron:
Ottawa is and always will be my hometown. I am married to Anne Lauterjung. We have two children, Gertie and Sam, and reside on the Southside. I attended Ottawa Elementary (Lincoln and Central Jr. High) and OTHS. I received an Associate's degree in Economics from Illinois State University.

I am currently employed by the Department of Labor in Chicago since 1999 and I am serving my third term as President of AFGE Local 648.

I am a 15 year member of the Ottawa Plan Commission and current Commission Chair; a 15 year member and Chair of the Ottawa Tree Board; and I am a member and current Co-Chair of the Ottawa is Blooming committee. I served on the Form of Government Commission, North Side Entry Greenway Committee, and Sign Review Ordinance Committee.

I am past Board member and Board Chair of Easter Seals of LaSalle & Bureau Counties; past Board member of Resident's Against a Polluted Environment; and I have participated in the St. Baldrick's event here in Ottawa as a "Shavee" for 10 years.

On April 7, 2015, I would appreciate it if you would vote for me, Brent Barron for Commissioner of the City of Ottawa.

Thank you.

Key Ideas I believe Ottawa needs to address:
  • Redesign the rail crossings to eliminate traffic interference
  • Finish the work to clean the remaining radium hot spots
  • Expand access to higher education and training, so we have have the employees that the 21st century employers want and need
  • Move forward with plans for the development of the Central school site
  • Form a "Good Ideas" committee to make City government more efficient
  • Make the commuter train a reality
  • Integrate the new Dayton Bluff Preserve into the Ottawa park system
  • Build the I&M Canal bike trail connection to the downtown and the "Boyce Memorial Trail"
  • Expand our recycling efforts with the city
  • Finish connecting to I-Fiber
  • Build an "artist incubator" to expand our artist community and exposure to the arts

Read full article...

I’m not in this race for any financial gain or need to fill up my spare time. I have dedicated my whole life to improve the lives of others. I believe I posses the qualities and experience to bring a new vision to the City Council of Ottawa. That is why I am seeking the position of Commissioner in my hometown. I want Ottawa to continue to work towards moving forward and with your help, we can get there together.

I am a self-funded candidate, and have not accepted any financial support from any individuals or groups. I am asking for your trust that I will serve you and the rest of the citizens of Ottawa with distinction and pride.
Thank you for your time and attention, I would appreciate your vote on Tuesday, April 7.

Brent Barron

This website is paid for by Brent Barron

Free Counter and Web Stats