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Three for city council

by Trevor Keiser

October 19, 2011

Prospective candidates for Clarkston City Council can still file to run, but they're running out of time.

Deadline to file as a write-in candidate is 4 p.m., Oct. 28.

Three seats are up for election, Nov. 8. City council incumbents Steve Hargis and Thomas Hunter are running for re-election, and resident Eric Haven is running as a write-in.

Hargis said he is running because he still wants to "reduce cost and improve technology."

"I still feel a need to find ways to reduce government costs, reduce taxes if I can find some way to do it," Hargis said. "I want to improve the technology relative to how we do things on the website and other things we interact with, the county and state."

Hunter still feels he can "do a good job for the village."

"They need confident people," he said. "I rather enjoy coming to the meetings and participating."

Haven has lived in Clarkston over 38 years with his wife Nancy and said in the early years of his married her served on the village council for several terms, prior to when the village became a City. His father-in-law, Richard Weiss also served on the council before him.

"We have loved our life in Clarkston, raised our children here, and now two of our grandchildren live here as well. We appreciate this iconic, 'Small town USA,' Haven said. "I would like again to serve my community on the city council."

For more information stop by City Hall at 375 Depot St. or call 248-625-3320.