Why is Leigh Running ?
I was upset about the way I saw things going in Fayetteville.
I was going to move away and let things solve themselves, but then I realized that I could make a difference.
We need to support our law enforcement officers both financially and morally. Good Law enforcement benefits everyone. I am tired of going out for a walk in the neighborhood and having to jump off the road when someone comes zooming down my 25MPH street at 50 MPH. I am old and aware of things, but there are 5-year-olds testing their training wheels on that street. We need local speed enforcement or speed bumps to get folks to slow down and make the community safer for everyone.
Businesses need to feel safe in Fayetteville and know that our police will protect them and keep them safe.
The current City Council does not get along with each other very well and it shows with board appointments failing to be made. Fighting each other and censuring each other does not help make Fayetteville a better place. It takes away the Happy vibe from the city. What we know of the council infighting is hearsay and I can’t take sides based on he said, she said. However if I have a policy disagreement with other council members I will let them know, and not resort to personal attacks or physical intimidation of other council members.
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Why is Army Experience relevant?
In Iraq CPT Howard was tasked with Auditing over 100 million dollars in rebuilding Iraq projects. Though Leigh was not a Finance Officer, Leigh was able find many unfinished projects that needed to be terminated and other projects which had unspent funds that CPT Howard was able to return to the American Taxpayer
As a City Council member Leigh would vigorously look at how our taxes are being spent in Fayetteville and bring attention to areas where funding and results don’t match up.
Leigh recognizes the struggles that many of our veterans go through and wants to make sure that they feel welcome to stay in Fayetteville once their time of service has ended.
While Leigh respects the Fayetteville Police and thinks they do a good job there is need for the FPD to work with military members who do stupid things. Some service member think FPD is out to get them. Improving the relationship with those young soldiers not only makes Fayetteville safer, but could encourage them to join FPD and make Fayetteville a better place
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CPT Howard negotiating with the Baboons
of Arta, Dijbouti, Africa