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Election 2020 Profile: Robert J. Driver
City Council

Robert J. Driver

Position sought: Alderman 

Age: 59 

City/town of residence: Monroe

Family: Married, 4 children, 4 grandchildren

Education: Tech school: (Federal Licenses / Degree)

Occupation: Aircraft Maintenance Technician/Aircraft Inspector 

Previous elected positions held: Alderman

There are five open seats on the April ballot for Monroe Common Council. Incumbents Donna Douglas, Mickey Beam, Michael Boyce, Richard Thoman and Rob Driver are seeking re-election. Former City Administrator Phil Rath also filled out papers to be on the ballot. The top five candidates who receive votes will receive two-year terms on the council.

What are the top issues facing this district/municipality and how would you work to resolve it? 

“To do more with less”, my premise is to make sound judgments and policy, based on the desire to be fiscally responsible for the taxpayers of Monroe without having to cut services or raise taxes to do so. Understanding this is extremely hard to do at times. My goals are as follows: Try to achieve a balanced budget. Promote a thriving city economy. Promote efficient and effective city government to improve levels of service. Develop and maintain the public infrastructure to improve community appearance and encourage continued development. Promote resident health, safety and education. 

Why are you the best candidate for this office? 

If you look over how I have voted in the past year I think my record speaks for itself as far as being fiscally responsible and having the citizens of Monroe best interest at heart.