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The city of Erie is governed by a mayor–council government. The council government consists of a seven-member city council which prepares legislation and conducts oversight. Members are elected to four-year terms, with the terms of the council designed to be overlapping.

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    Lewis Prest

Biographical Information

Briefly comment on two recent resolutions proposed to City Council by current members: 1 Establishing a Citywide Historic Preservation Task Force; 2 Support of Empower Erie in its efforts to establish a community college within Erie County

Why are you running for office?

What are your plans for your first 100 days in office and what do you hope to accomplish?

Why should a voter select you instead of your opponent/s?

Education Some College
Employment History Warehouse Manager, President of the Board, Decades of Community service
Qualifications I work well with others and have a long successful history of managing men, money, and inventory.
Endorsements Too early to say but many in Erie support me.
Municipality Erie, PA
I support the Historic Preservation Task Force.
I remain concerned about a stand alone Community College in Erie until we can decide how to pay for it. Optimally, it should be self-sustaining.
My friends and neighbors urged me to run based on my years of public service. I view this job as more of the same. A public servant. There is no power or prestige in becoming a City Councilperson. Just a lot more work. But I have a good temperament for the job and stand ready to continue to help the people of Erie to the best of my ability.
Listen, learn, and rescind some old City Ordinances that are applied inequitably. Help resolve the City's ongoing financial difficulties through savings and finding new revenue streams. I would also like to implement some form of Community Benefits Agreement.
I will be the first Independent in Erie history. This makes me uniquely qualified to work with all parties towards a common goal. I have a long track record of success in many endeavors and I intend to bring these qualities to Erie City Council so that many more can succeed.