Dear Editor:


When I decided to not run for reelection to the Adel City Council earlier this year I looked for someone who would be willing to run with a positive attitude towards our community. Someone with an open mind who would spend time gathering facts and carefully analyze them before making a decision. Someone who could stand up to the negative forces that had begun putting our city down on many social media posts.


I found that candidate in Bryce Smith.


Although Bryce and I are from very different political backgrounds, this is not an issue in non-partisan city elections. He is a local small business owner who has experience dealing with customers. That’s what it takes to be a member of our City Council. All our citizens are “customers” and should be treated as such. Sometimes you can’t provide the answer a customer wants, but you always treat them with respect. It’s OK to disagree. It’s not OK to be disagreeable.


I hope the voters of Adel will give careful consideration to who they will vote for in this election. Actions and attitudes are more important than campaign slogans.


Let’s work together to continue to make Adel a great place to live, shop, work, and play!


Jon McAvoy


Adel, Iowa