UNION — Union City Councilman Tommy Anthony says he will run for Mayor of the City of Union.
In a statement released this weekend, Anthony, who represents District 1 on Union City Council, announced that he will be a candidate for mayor in the November 8 municipal election. In announcing his intention to run, Anthony cited his experience, both as a city employee and a city councilman.
“As a longtime employee of the City of Union and having served two years on City Council, I have decided I will be running for Mayor of the City of Union,” Anthony said. “I feel my work experience with the utility department for 28 years plus being on City Council gives me a better understanding of how the city operates and how to make some improvements. While we have made some progress in the city, I feel there’s more we can do.”
Anthony said that if elected mayor he would work closely with government agencies as well as private organizations and the general public to promote economic development and respond to the needs of city residents.
“As mayor, I’ll be willing to work with the other mayors, their councils, the county supervisor, the Union County Chamber, and the Economic Development Board in order to bring jobs and other businesses to Union” Anthony said. “Communication is the key. We will try to communicate to the people of Union our thoughts on how the city is doing and how we can move forward. I will be willing to listen to any comments, and/or suggestions. I want to focus on the positive and share that with other businesses and industries in hopes to bring more to Union.”
Anthony said he also wants to get the public involved in the future development of the city.
“It’s a community effort and I need the help of the citizens to make Union move forward,” Anthony said. “By working together and having more communication, I feel we can promote Union as a great place to live and own a business. I would appreciate your vote in November.”
Anthony is the only candidate to date to announce they are running for mayor of the City of Union. The office is currently held by Mayor Harold Thompson who has yet to announce his intentions regarding the November municipal election.