Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hat in the ring

Posted on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 4:00 AM

I am Murat Kalinyaprak, a serious candidate for Polson City Council. Many of you already know me as a friend or a customer, because I lived and been a businessman in Polson for 21 years. Many of you may have already heard my name, because I have attended city council meetings almost as regularly as a councilman for 8 years. Hopefully the rest of you will get to meet and know me during my election campaign.

Well knowing and braving the consequences, I always stood up for not only for my own but also for your freedom of speech, your right to equal treatment, your right to participate in open government, your right to have access to public information, your right to hold government responsible in spending your tax dollars.

As the city council records would attest, my efforts and expenses resulted in many public policy improvements and in actual savings of several hundred thousands of your tax dollars.

Over those years, I accumulated considerable insight, education and experience about how the city government works. If elected to the city council, I will have a better standing in order to accomplish even more than what I was able to do as a mere citizen.

As a councilman, I will never make any decisions before I hear and heed the public. Nor will I make any decisions without being careful to not violate city, state and federal laws or universal values of ethics.

Who the best candidate is depends on what voters will expect in return for their votes. I know that most of you are displeased with how the Polson city government has been operating for the past decade. I decided to be a candidate in order to give Polson citizens a choice and an opportunity to cause change.

My record shows that I am capable of effecting change for the better. So, if you would like to see change, please consider me as the best qualified candidate for the job and vote for me.

Murat Kalinyaprak


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