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Platte City Board of Alderman election, Ward 2

Updated: 2013-03-18T06:19:20Z


Special to The Star

Residents of Platte City’s Ward 2 will decide between incumbent Ron Porter and challenger David D. Ray on April 2.

Porter said the only big issue facing the city right now is the development process along Interstate 29. Ray did not answer questions.

Platte City is divided into three wards with representatives serving two-year terms. The aldermen are elected on alternating years. Tony Paolillo also represents Platte City’s second ward.

Ron Porter

Age: 77

Address: 1 Emmy Lane

Occupation: Retired; formerly worked for TWA

Education: Graduated from Park Hill High School

Public experience: Elected to represent Ward 2 in 2011; previously served in the same capacity from 2002-2006.

Priorities: His priority is working on developing the east side of Interstate 29. He said the biggest challenge for Platte City right now is getting all the infrastructure in place and moving forward from there. He said he doesn’t anticipate any type of budget shortfall in the coming years, but he would not raise any taxes if one happened.

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