Name: Marc Griffin
City of Residence: Granite City
Family status: Married with three kids
Education: Some college
Occupation: Tax analyst
Political party: Independent
Office sought: Ward 3 Alderman
Campaign website: www.MarcForGraniteCity.com
Campaign Twitter account: @marcforalderman
Campaign Facebook account: marcgriffinforalderman
Campaign e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Previously held offices: GCHS Band Parent Association and PTA Council; Currently: Financial VP for Paddlers Pool Club in Granite City
What qualifies you for this position?
“I am qualified because I feel I hold the interests of the people, not just mine. I’ve served on a few different boards and always stood for the ones I represented. I didn’t just accept the positions to be popular. I have the life experiences to make decisions for my fellow Ward 3 residents. I understand the issues and am one that will fight the battle to get things done. I’m campaigning because I believe in what positives we have in Granite City. I will simply be the one that will represent Ward 3.”
What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?
“I haven’t been asked any direct questions that would make any issue a ‘top’ one, but one of my top priorities is to make sure the citizens of Ward 3 know what is going on. I want to improve the communication between city officials and citizens. Citizens deserve to know what is going on in their town. As an alderman, I will not just attend the meetings and vote but relay the information back to the citizens. Communication is a way of knowing the issues as well as their representative.”