Bowers seeks re-election to City Council

From Staff Reports

   Pat "Red" Bowers has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Elizabethton City Council.
   Bowers says he wants to remind friends and fellow citizens that Nov. 5 is an important day for the residents of the community. He says he hopes everyone will become personally involved in the future of Elizabethton by exercising their right to vote in the city election.
   Bowers says the city has maintained an excellent level of services. He also says there has been notable progress in many areas by eliminating unnecessary expenses. He says he was very pleased that there has not been an increase in the city property tax rate since 1992.
   During that same time, the city has upgraded city schools, police and fire departments, says Bowers.
   He also says the city's financial rating is strong, with a rating affirmed by Moody's investor service to A3. Bowers adds that there has been growth in the city's population. The city has annexed a strategic area, which will help enhance future growth, he says.
   Bowers says there is much that remains to be accomplished as citizens strive to make this a better community. He adds that with this as his objective, he pledges to continue serving his fellow citizens to the best of his ability.
   Bowers asks for citizens' support and vote. He says he takes pride in being a city councilman that the citizens can talk to and approach.