Bloomington Ward 1 candidate Kevin Lower talked to WJBC's Jim Fitzpatrick in studio on Friday. (Photo By Paul Morello/WJBC)
By Paul Morello
BLOOMINGTON - Bloomington Ward 1 candidate Kevin Lower said Friday he's moving forward with his campaign despite Mayor Steve Stockton deciding not to pick him to temporarily replace Bernie Anderson on the council.
"I'm pushing on as I had planned to with my campaign. Actually, I'm enjoying it quite a bit and I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of folks," he said.
Lower calls himself a career aviator and worked at ImageAir for 19 years.
Like many of the city council candidates, Lower said one of the most important items the city needs to address is its infrastructure.
"And it's not just streets," he said. "We have sewer issues, we have runoff issues, we have some water service issues."
Lower also called the city's plan for Downtown Bloomington a "cookie cutter" plan that could have been put together by the federal government.
"I'm not sure that it was organic in nature to Bloomington and I'm not sure that it actually fits what we want and what we need," he said.
Lower didn't specifically say what he'd like to see changed in the plan.
Lower is running against write-in candidate Jamie Mathy.
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