Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Jim Leonard for North Ridgeville City Council
Leonard, 53 and a Democrat, has no prior elected office experience. Leonard is a library associate and has been employed by the Lorain Public Library System for 26 years, 10 years at the North Ridgeville branch. He is an executive board member of the Service Employees International Union District 1199 and the North Ridgeville Democrat’s Treasurer. Leonard has an associate of arts degree from Lorain County Community College and a bachelor of arts degree from Cleveland State University.
If elected, Leonard said addressing flooding in the city would be his first priority. The city needs to address the number of houses being built, which creates more storm water runoff, he said.
“These new homes will continue to add to the recurring flooding of existing homes and sewage backups which threaten our families’ health and well-being,” Leonard said.
The current administration has not addressed the flooding issue, he said.
“It is important to listen to the residents and their concerns about the city and address those issues and concerns,” Leonard said.
-- Jon Wysochanski, Morning Journal article from Oct. 11, 2013