Today I would like to tell our community about my mock trial coach and my City Council candidate, Charlie Willman.
This spring, I asked Charlie if I could interview him about his candidacy for a paper. When listening to his goals for Glenwood and Ward 3, all I could think was “Right. On. Point.” His support to fix our streets, his plan to renew Sixth street, and his hopes to create affordable housing are all on point for what our community needs.
I believe Charlie also hit one of the most important parts of a campaign, community outreach. He plans to have neighborhood street parties where his constituents can come meet with him and voice their concerns. I feel this is the most important part of the local government as the councilors are supposed to represent you, the people.
I personally know that Charlie will always be your advocate. Charlie is also the most qualified person for the job. He has been on the Downtown Development Authority for seven years and is currently a member of both the Financial Advisory Board and the city’s Transportation Commission while still making the time to run a nationally recognized mock trial program.
I have known Charlie for the past three years, and he has shown what it truly means to be a civil servant. You must understand that Charlie has more patience than almost any other person if he’s volunteering his time to coach highly trained argumentative teenagers.
Even with the stigma of being a lawyer, he is one of the most loving and funniest men I know and it has been an honor to have him as a coach.
Charlie is the advocate we need for Ward 3. I am only 17, so I won’t be able to vote for him in the upcoming election, but there is no doubt in my mind that I would check his name on the ballot. If you know Glenwood, you know Charlie Willman is the best candidate.