Let's hold Gladstone leaders to higher standard
The only candidates who came out relatively untarnished from the Oct. 9 article "Controversy dominates Gladstone City Council races" were Annessa Hartman and Andrew Labonte, who promise an independent voice for Gladstone. Both approach government with care and the respect that it deserves for different reasons — Labonte to continue his legacy of service and safety, and Annessa to bring this community together for everyone.
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Ben Hildner is a Gladstone resident and Gerry Blakney lives in Jennings Lodge.
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