Louis responds to endorsement
I am a proud native of Danville, the greatest small city in the state or anywhere else. Its quality of life and beauty have always given us bragging rights. Danville has always been a source of pride, and I want to give back in any way I can.
I was employed by state government for 30 years and have spent many hours as a volunteer for service organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Ephraim McDowell Auxiliary, Kiwanis Club and others. These experiences give me an area of expertise that no other candidate has.
I have carefully thought through each and every vote. They have been my own decisions and were influenced by no other person or group. The most important issue we have faced is the plan to build a new city hall. I have always advocated for a new police station, which we desperately need, but I have never been in favor of building a city hall which we cannot afford and the people don't want. Especially now, in light of the present economy I think it is important to be very prudent in our spending and build only what is truly needed. The city's bond rating is rather mediocre, and this is not a good omen. The money used to repay the debt will not be available to maintain infrastructure needs. A majority of the residents would prefer these things to a new city hall. Business and industry is not concerned about the age of our city hall, but want to see a well-maintained city with emphasis on other things that indicate an excellent quality of life.