- Lawrence Budd Staff Writer
SPRINGBORO — Two women are first-time candidates in their attempt to win two at-large seats on the City Council against a former city councilman.
Carol Millard and Becky Iverson said they will bring their business background and community spirit to bear if elected, while Gary Hruska sees his previous political experience both on council and city boards as the difference in the race.
“I’m running on my experience,” said Hruska, a lawyer who spent from 1998 to 2008 on City Council and served as deputy mayor.
He also served two years in the Army and has worked with master planning, tax review and planning commissions for the city.
Iverson said she is the only candidate endorsed by Family First, “a conservative political action committee ... dedicated to identifying and supporting pro-life, pro-family, fiscally conservative candidates.”
She has been elected to represent her precinct on the Warren County Republican Party’s Central Committee.
“I’ve worked in the private sector for 16 years,” said Iverson, who manages a sales team for Lexis-Nexis and also is a triathlete. “I know how to talk to folks, to listen.”
Millard promoted her lack of political background.
“I’m just like your neighbor, your friend, your colleague,” said Millard, an esthetician with a degree in industrial engineering technology from the University of Dayton. “I have no specific agenda at all.”
If elected, Hruska said he would focus on economic development to offset anticipated cuts in state funding.
Iverson said she would encourage entrepreneurs, while helping the city avoid problems experienced in her hometown, Columbia, Md., a planned community.
Millard, a mother of five, said she looked forward to helping residents solve individual problems.
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