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O‘Fallon Alderman Ward 3 candidate: Vern Malare

Name: Vern Malare

City of residence: O’Fallon

Age: 65

Family status: Married

Education: Associates degree in construction management

Occupation: Retired after 20 years of federal service

Political party: Independent

Office sought: Alderman Ward 3

Campaign e-mail: None

Previously held offices: None

What qualifies you for this position?

“I have over 20 years experience in the federal government with extensive training and work experience on strategic planning, enterprise planning, budget planning and execution and acquisition (contract development, statement of work, request for proposals, etc).”

What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?

“Top issue is the leasing of the water and sewer systems in the city of O’Fallon. The problem is possible higher water and sewer bills, lose jobs from the labor force and clerical field. Higher cost to do water and sewer projects. Address it by saying no the lease of the system.”