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Jim Douglass Responds to Our Questions

Jim Dougass

Peru Gazette Questions for Town Board candidates. Three candidates are vying for two open positions. 

1 Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family.

2 Why did you decide to run for office?

3 State one or more of your successes in life and how that experience will assist you as a town council member?

4 What town issues concern you the most?

5 How would you address these issues?

6 Why should a person vote for you?

7 What party lines will your name appear on in November?

I have been a Town of Peru Councilman for 8 years in addition to 28 years as an Assessor and Councilman in the town of Black Brook.  My work experience was at Grand Union and Hannaford Supermarkets. My wife, Jackie, and I have 4 grown children, 2 grown stepchildren and 13 Grandchildren.

Eight years ago I decided to run for a Peru Councilman’s seat because I thought I could help to steer the community in the right direction. Even after eight years, I feel that a lot has been accomplished and look forward to accomplishing more in the future.

My experience on the Councils of Black Brook and Peru allows me to recognize the problems of growing communities and to work together with others to solve budgets, personnel, road maintenance, and other issues facing towns today.

One of the biggest problems we have in Peru, at this time, is the Waste Water System. It is in need of some major updates.  We are working with an engineering firm that will help us determine what has to be done. Then the water and sewer superintendent, grant writers, the town supervisor, and the Council need to work together to remedy this situation.

I have the experience, the dedication to the community, the drive, and the time to spend making Peru the best place to live.

My name will be on the ballot on the Democratic and Conservative lines. A vote for me will guarantee that Peru gets a solid, hardworking Councilman.

Thank you for your support.

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