Wednesday, June 05, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! GUITAR LAMP DUDE DAN LEAP LAUNCHES COMEBACK CAMPAIGN FOR MERRIAM CITY COUNCIL!!!
His unique Guitar Lamp creations have earned international acclaim and they're coveted by hard rock music fans across the world. Now, the music dude is making a return to the Johnson County political scene in EPIC fashion.
To wit . . .
FIRST ON TKC!!! DAN LEAP DECLARES HIS CANDIDACY FOR MERRIAM CITY COUNCIL!!!
Over the past year sketchy public art projects and swimming pool community center drama have sparked resident frustration and now inspire the local rocker to return to the municipal fray.
Here's the word:
Dan Leap: It’s official! I will run for Merriam City Council in the 2019 election.
Years ago, I served two terms on the City Council. After that, I stayed off the public stage because, like many Merriam residents, I trusted others to use good judgment and represent the interests of Merriam residents. As we have all discovered, that trust has been egregiously betrayed. And that's why I am running now.
Much changed since I last served. Some of the changes have been good, but many have been terribly wrong. The quality of life in Merriam has degraded, while the cost of living here has gone up. And that's not right.
My first priority as your new councilman is to listen to your wishes and concerns so that I am representing you instead of representing the other council members. This is a huge change from the status quo.
My second priority to ensure your hard-earned tax dollars are used wisely. This is another huge change from the status quo. The appalling waste of money (e.g., an ugly wind chime sited in a high noise area at a cost of $123,000) while our basic needs are not met is a slap in the face to every resident. We need potholes repaired, drainage issues resolved, and deteriorating train tracks repaired properly. Those are but three items from a long list of neglected needs that tax dollars are supposed to be used for.
If you want honesty, integrity, and positive change in our city government, your choice at election time is clear.
Please continue to watch for updates about my campaign. I thank you for your continued support!
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