Sunday, February 24, 2008
Easy Call in Rogers Council Election
Rogers Alderman Jim Clark resigned to go lawyering as the Assistant City Attorney, so the City Council will fill his Ward 2 position by cooptation. It should not be a difficult decision.
Gary Townzen, a third-generation barber at the shop opened by his grandfather in 1936, is the odds-on favorite and the hands-down choice. He has served four years on the Rogers Planning Commission's Board of Adjustments. In his spare time, Gary raises funds for the international nonprofit Feed the Children, which then delivers food to the local Samaritan Community Center. Good guy.
The other person seeking the appointment is a real estate agent named Kelly Chimarys, who works for Jim Lindsey. Her involvement in public affairs is rather limited.
Elect the barber. He cares about people.