Prom endorses Delano in Fairview council race
Councilor will not seek re-election -
Fairview Councilor Steven Prom, who is not running for re-election, has named candidate Renaye Delano as his preferred candidate for Position 4 at City Hall.
I think (Delano) is going to have a fresh perspective, Prom said when reached by phone. She has been volunteering with the city for a long time... and if she gets elected I know shes going to throw 100 percent behind it.
Delano is competing against former councilor Lisa Barton Mullins. Prom will vacate his own seat, Position 3,at the end of the year.
Lisa is a fine person too, he said. Its kind of unfortunate we have to run against people.
Prom, who was successfully elected to a four-year term in 2012, said he will refocus his energies on his private chiropractic practice after leaving the council.
A strong advocate for small government, Prom said he first sought office because one of his patients was hospitalized after tripping on a faulty sidewalk in the Fairview Village development.
He wanted staff to become more proactive on sidewalk repair, and is ready to declare that mission accomplished. He considers the reallocation of funds toward a 16th full-time officer at Fairview Police Department another big achievement.
Moving forward, he believes the council needs to remain independent and not serve as a rubber stamp for Fairviews paid staffers.
I dont think that the council should ever be in complete agreement, thats not democracy, he said. Its (about) refocusing our priorities on whats going to help the citizens and not whats necessarily going to help the employees of the government.
An previous version of this article misstated the council position of Steve Prom and the seat being sought by Lisa Barton Mullins. Prom is vacating Position 3. Barton Mullins seeks Position 4. The Outlook regrets the error.