Editor's note: What follows is part of a series of candidate profiles Patch will be bringing you for the 2011 elections. City Council member Hank Myers is running unopposed for re-election to position No. 1 this fall.
Full name: Henry Myers
Employer and occupation: MTC, my transportation consulting firm where I am principal consultant
Place of birth: Philadelphia
Where do you live now, and how long have you lived there? Idylwood neighborhood in Redmond, 35 years
Spouse or domestic partner if any: Christine
Children: Todd and Kimberly
Education: California State University, 1971, English
Military Service: U.S. Coast Guard, 1966-69: helicopter rescue crewman, flight engineer and mechanic
Memberships and affiliations with clubs and other organizations: member, Center for Wooden Boats
Have you or a business you owned (or had principal interest in) ever filed bankruptcy? No
As an adult, have you been convicted or charged with a crime other than a minor traffic violation? No
PREVIOUS ELECTED OFFICE(S)
Elected: Currently serve on Redmond City Council, Position No. 1
Other campaigns for public office: none
What is the primary reason you are running for this office? To continue making Redmond municipal government efficient and responsive
What will be your top three priorities if you get elected and why?
- Eliminate need for assumed automatic tax increases
- Improve Redmond’s environment
- Made Redmond an extraordinary place to have a business, and to live
What sets you apart from the other candidates and/or previous office holders?
- Energy and enthusiasm
- Broad for-profit and non-profit background
How much money do you expect your campaign to spend on this election? I haven’t started raising money yet.
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