Ray Fuess has announced he will run for Waterloo’s vacant 5th ward council seat.
“I am excited to announce my candidacy to serve the people of the 5th Ward, working to move our neighborhood and community forward,” said Ray Feuss. “It’s time Waterloo gets back to the basics. After spending 16 years in the classroom, you pick up some great methods to get the most out of your students. On council, we need to take it back to the ABCs of governance.”
While running on a slew of issues, Feuss clearly emphasizes his priority of civility in city government as a pillar of his candidacy. “To be frank, and I suspect our own council members would admit this at least privately, our council meetings and the inability of government officials to work together has become embarrassing. Our community finds success when we work together. Those outside of city hall on Monday nights understand and embrace this. It’s okay to disagree on this policy or that policy, but we can no longer afford for those differences to get in the way of progress.”
“I look to be a calming voice on city council – not focused on headlines and controversy. Rather, I want to represent the diverse district of Ward 5. We are a multicultural, economically diverse, wide age-ranged district that encompasses everything that makes Waterloo such a great community. Despite the differences on paper, most residents in Ward 5 agree that we need to keep our fire stations open and our streets safe. We need to be an attractive city for potential businesses to start up and find prosperity. We need to do a better job in City Hall of working together to solve the city’s problems instead of arguing past each other in council chambers.”
“With the right leadership, Waterloo is poised to see incredible progress and I hope we can work together to fulfill our communities’ potential.”
Ray Feuss will be holding his campaign kickoff event on Wednesday, October 17th at The OP on Ridgeway Avenue from 5:00-7:00pm.