Name: Justin Young
Education: B.A. in Mathematics from Lindenwood University and a Masters of Education Administration from Missouri Baptist University, plus additional post-masters coursework from various universities.
Occupation: Mathematics and Project Lead The Way Teacher at Holt High School
Previous elected offices: None
How long have you lived in Wentzville? Almost 4 years.
If you are an incumbent, what have you done while in office that you feel provides the most benefit to the city of Wentzville?
If you are challenging an incumbent, what qualifies you for the position more than the incumbent?
I have no axe to grind in my candidacy I just want an opportunity to serve my neighbors. I bring critical thinking skills that allow me focus on details while maintaining focus on long term goals. I will bring an ability to be proactive in the development of Wentzville instead of being reactive.
What do you see as the single most important duty of an alderman?
The most important duty is to have the best interest of the city and its citizens at heart. Every decision will affect my neighbors and as an alderman I have to do right by them.
Are you in favor of or against Wentzville adopting home rule? If in favor, what do you see as the biggest benefit of home rule?
The benefit of a home rule is it allows the city to have local control over local issues. While the state does a great job, not every city has the same wants and needs. By adopting a home rule it allows us to better shape our community the way we want it to be shaped.
If against, what do you see as the biggest problem with home rule?
Which of the following municipal issues–business growth, residential growth, infrastructure, tax reductions, historic preservation, parks and recreation opportunities, home rule– do you feel it is important to address over the next five years? (Candidates were given the option to add their own.)
Fiscal responsibility, Infrastructure, Parks and recreation opportunities.
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