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Partridge as mayor says he would offer 'fresh perspectives'
A look at Auburn mayoral candidate John T. Partridge
Work experience: Eighteen years as a small business owner: Partridge Insurance Agency.
Education: Auburn Senior High School, 1982; Multnomah Bible College, bachelor of science, 1997
Political experience: Auburn City Councilmember – Elected Jan. 1, 2010; Regional Law Safety Justice Committee – member since 2010 (chair 2013); National League of Cities Public Safety Crime Prevention – member since 2011
Community Service: Auburn Fire and Police – Chaplain 1997-2004; Auburn Noon Lions Club – member 2002-2012 (Past President); Auburn High School PTSA – Founders Award and Charter Treasurer; Washington Elementary PTSA - member Backstretch Chapel - board memberSons of Italy Lodge #1955 – member
Q & A
Q. Why are you running for this office?
A. We are standing at a key moment in the future of our city, a moment that calls for responsive leadership willing to listen to and serve the community. Four years ago, I was elected to the council. While I served, I learned the business of the city, brought fresh perspectives and gained understanding of its needs. I am ready and want to give Auburn the best third of my working career as your mayor.
Q. What are the top three problems facing the City of Auburn?
A. 1. Safety of our families and community
2. Securing funding for roads and walkways
3. Making sure your voice is heard