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Summit County Council Member Armstrong Vying For Another Term


Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong says he has decided to run for another term.  Armstrong made the announcement during the Comments period of the Council meeting on Wednesday.

There will be three Council seats on the ballot for 2020.    Of those, incumbent Doug Clyde has said he is seeking re-election.

Kim Carson has said she will be retiring—though Armstrong has said he wished he could talk her into staying.

Armstrong, who was first elected in 2012, said he will seek a third term because there is still work to do on some important items—including the Dakota Pacific proposal for the Tech Park property at Kimball Junction.    

“The voters may not be concerned about this, but I’m concerned about consistency on the Council, with Kim leaving.  Transportation issues, affordable housing issues.  I’d like to see the affordable housing get built.   Issues that are happening next door to us, next door to this building, is going to be a big, complicated issue when it comes up.   And I hope to be here.  I hope Kim finishes that before she leaves.  That’s my wish for you.  And the Development Code re-writes I think are going to be very substantial issues in the next four years.   And perhaps Kim will listen to what I’m saying now and maybe realize that it’s premature to leave.   No pressure, with all due respect.”

Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong.

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covers Summit County meetings and issues. KPCW snagged him from The Park Record in the '80s, and he's been on air and covering the entire county ever since. He produces the Week In Review podcast, as well a heads the Friday Film Review team.
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