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Political rally held in Emmet

By John Miller, 10/3/22 10:02 AM

EMMET – A meet and greet for local political candidates was held at Fireman’s Park in Emmet Saturday.

All local candidates were invited, though few chose to attend. Each candidate was given 10 minutes to speak with the audience getting the opportunity to ask questions later.

First up was Dee Clark, a candidate for Emmet City Council Ward 1 Position 2. She told the audience she’s lived in Emmet more than 15 years, is married to Rob and has two children, Lilly, 17, and Kain, 16. She reminded the audience she and her husband own and operate a sign and shirt printing business, Southern Graphics, in Prescott and have for the past nine years.

“I feel that my nine years as a small business owner has prepared me to run for this position on the city council. As a business owner, I have to run on a strict budget and I am always looking for ways to grow and expand.”

Clark pointed out she’s never held an elected position before, but said she’s willing to learn everything she can to do her best for the city of Emmet. She said she’ll work with the mayor and other council members to achieve the best for Emmet and its citizens, and, as a council member, will communicate with the citizens on upcoming issues so they’ll be aware of what’s going on in their community. “I want to be your voice,” she said, “I want to make sure your requests and concerns are heard.”

Next up was Shannon Peck, who’s running for mayor. She said she’s been married to her husband, Randy, for21 years and they have three children and one grandchild. Keeping her talk short and sweet, Peck said she’s ready to see Emmet grow and prosper and would appreciate everyone’s vote.

Mike Otwell followed. Otwell is running for Nevada County Judge. He said the greatest need in the county is to fix the bad roads, but the county will need money to do this and people to do the job. “I’ve been in business all my life,” he said. “I’ve lived in Emmet 61 years and have been married 65 years. My father was the mayor here, serving eight years and did a lot, getting a lot of things done.”

Otwell said he would make city council meetings in the county when he can, if he’s elected, to see what the needs of the communities are. “People are ready to get together, and I hope we can all work together and make this a better place.”

The rally was sponsored by the Emmet Vision Association.