Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Shamus Cusick for Westlake City Council
Cusick, 50, currently works as a manager in the construction business.
A four-year resident of Westlake, Cusick says that he has been active in the Westlake public for eight years.
Cusick believes that his plethora of experience, both in work and in life, makes him an excellent candidate to serve Ward 1.
“Most of my working career has been building relationships locally, though I have worked out of state and even as far as Africa, which is a very valuable perspective to have in this global economy,” he said.
Cusick said he believes that there are two main things that he would achieve should he be elected.
First, Cusick said that the major issue stemming from the transition of the water providing services is one thing he would immediately tackle. He said that he believes the transition is one step that will give Westlake better control over its own development.
Second, Cusick plans to continue building on the momentum and success of the mayor and current council.
“I would also work to assist the mayor and council, who have a history of forward thinking and planning and sound financial management,” he said.
Cusick said that he has made Westlake his home, and that he wants to represent the people to help maintain the city that has adopted him.
“In Westlake, I have found a safe and secure place to live, raise my son in good schools and enjoy close amenities with great safety forces and services,” he said. “You can trust that I will use my knowledge, experience and common sense to vigorously represent all Ward 1 residents’ concerns and (make) a smooth transition for the citizens of this great city.”
-- Jon Behm, Morning Journal article from Oct. 29, 2013