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East St. Louis councilman candidate: June Hamilton Dean

Name: June Hamilton Dean

City of residence: East Saint Louis

Age: 51

Family Status: Engaged

Education: Columbia College, Columbia, Mo., B.S., business administration; Belleville Area College, Belleville, A.A., business administration; East Saint Louis Senior High

Occupation: Senior Financial Management Analyst

Political Party: Independent

Office sought: East Saint Louis City Council

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Previously held office: N/A

What qualifies you for this position?

“I am a federal government professional with over 31 years experience in financial management and reporting; business modernization and public safety. I have a keen ability as a decision maker to quickly identify issues and implement innovative best fit-solutions. More importantly, I love my city and all the citizens of the community and I will utilize all these skills to serve them and represent them.”

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

“The top issue in my race is public safety and I will address it head on by creating an environment that promotes integrity and transparency in law enforcement. I will incorporate the sharing of public safety services when feasible. I will implement a plan to encourage smart economic development and market the City of Champions as the ‘New and Improved East Saint Louis.’ I will pursue high wage employers to invest in the community. I will also fight to ensure that our citizens, especially our seniors, feel safe again in their homes.”