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Emporia City Commission

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    Todd Maddox
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Personal Biography Lifelong Kansan, married, having grown up in Emporia and went to school at Wichita State, I'm now looking forward to being back and giving back to the community however I can.
Campaign Phone (913) 396-9457
Campaign Email tmaddoxks@gmail.com
Education BA Communications at Wichita State ASEL Pilot License
Community/Public Service Ronald McDonald House Big Brothers Big Sisters
Web Site www.facebook.com/tmaddoxks/
Having a background in working with those of all ages in training and education environment lends itself to the cooperation necessary to get things done in a timely manner for the residents of our community. I am not a business owner and am currently a renter in the city so I am aware of the challenges that the working class endures and do not have any business interests that may receive benefits from being on the city commission.
We should ensure that current tax dollars are being spent wisely and an appropriate amount of oversight is given to what is taken in to the city coffers. Investment in our city infrastructure will pay dividends over time as those who reside here or may be looking at doing so, or opening a business will be positively impacted by investing in such infrastructure improvements. By doing this and partnering with county, state and federal resources where available (if they have funds available for cities and municipalities-we should be applying for it), this should allow for a stable economic future for the city.
We have a beautiful, vibrant city here in Emporia but we do face challenges. The goals that we all should be aiming for is that of a first-class city that provides for our residents and workers. We should be partnering with all resources available - political, non-profits and businesses to ensure that not only are we training and educating our residents, but that we are creating the jobs that keep residents here.
Personal Biography Multiple generations of family in Emporia. 2 grown children, husband of 26 years.
Education BS in business from Emporia State
Community/Public Service Emporia Main Street, Emporia Farmers Market, City Commissioner
Having served 2 years, I have knowledge of how the city balances their resources. And tries to provide the best services with those limited resources.
Still working on infrastructure, Trying to fix and replace infrastructure that hasn’t been touched in 80 years is a work in progress. Also providing a great quality of life in Emporia is a priority.
Make the city better every day to live and play. Solid infrastructure, economic diversity, and quality of life must be equal goals.