Running for a 4 year seat
Mr. Abbott's Platform
Why are you running for office?
To continue to serve the community that has given my family and I a great place to call home.
Why is local government important to you?
Because the government that is closest to you has the ability, if done properly, to govern you the best.
What change do you hope to affect through your time on the City Council?
I want to further refine policies and procedures to make it easier for us to enjoy the freedoms that some of my friends have died defending.
What is the most pressing issue facing your community?
Growing pains and getting services to match the needs of the city.
How do you plan to solve it?
By working with the mayor, city staff, fire department, and EMS to make sure they have the resources necessary to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the residents
How do you plan to connect with voters?
I currently have a Facebook page and encourage anyone who wants to chat about an issue to either come by my home, call me, or come by my office and visit with me about the issue. I am willing to listen and take input form residents . The only stupid question is one that's not asked.
How will you target young people (18 to 35 year-olds) and non-voting members of the community in your campaign?
Through social media and I will encourage non-voting members to register to vote.
What do you want voters to know about you?
I have been a resident of Elk Ridge since 1998, and have raised my four kids in Elk Ridge. I have served as a scoutmaster, assistant scoutmaster, Planning Commission member, volunteer firefighter, city councilman, and in various leadership and delegate positions as a member of the Elk Ridge Republican Party, Precinct 1.