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Belleville Alderman Ward 2 candidate: Dorothy Meyer

Name: Dorothy Meyer

City of residence: Belleville

Age: Not provided

Family status: Single

Education: Not provided

Occupation: Liaison to the County Board Chairman 2005-present

Political party: non-partisan

Office sought: Belleville City Council Ward 2

Campaign Facebook: Friends of Dorothy Meyer

Previously held offices: Belleville City Council 16 years 1997-2013 appointed in 2015 to fill a vacancy due to resignation

What qualifies you for this position?

“I spent 16 years on the Belleville City Council and during that time we put in a whole new waste treatment system — sewers and a water treatment plant, brought downtown Belleville back to life, brought in Lindenwood University, created new walking trails and recreational facilities for Belleville families. We worked well together and moved this city forward. I’d like to see that kind of teamwork revived on the city council.”

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

“There are two issues that actually go together — ensuring there are more police on our streets and maintaining those streets and sidewalks in the city. These are the two issues I hear about most from people in my ward. The city owes its residents safe streets and neighborhoods. Keeping high-profile police presence throughout the city is one of the best ways to send a message that we don’t tolerate criminal activity. Maintaining our roads and sidewalks is not only important for the safety of drivers and pedestrians, it’s essential to attract new businesses and families into our community.”