Just thought I would send you my press release that both papers have yet to print. I sent it in 2 times but they never ran it. But they did print the former fire fighters press release. Anyway, here it is.
Scott Koppenhofer is a candidate for the primary election for Wilkes-Barre City Council for District B. He is hoping that with new council members there will be new ideas that can be shared with the Mayor and we can work together to improve our city.
Scott, 41, is the Store Manager for AutoZone in Wilkes-Barre and has experience in retail management with stores operating with sales from 20-66 million dollars a year.
Scott has volunteered for the Alliance of Guardian Angels for the last 22 years and currently serves as the Pennsylvania Regional Director for chapters in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan and the southern tier of New York.
He graduated from Wyoming Area Senior High in 1988 where he then enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He is a Veteran of Desert Storm and was Honorably Discharged from the Navy in 1994.
"I am not a politician but if appointed a seat on city council I will make myself available to the residents to listen to their concerns so that I can share them with the Mayor and fellow council members where we can work together to improve our city."
Scott feels that his experience with the Guardian Angels in the city, around the state and in surrounding states will help bring some suggestions to the city council and the Mayor which may help improve public safety. Also he believes his experience in retail stores operating with budgets greater than Wilkes-Barre City's budget will be a benefit when it comes time for budget approval.
"My most important concerns are the financial state of the city going forward considering the lack of government money that will be available and our public safety issues. We need to learn how to do more with less and without cutting necessary services and we need to put political parties aside to accomplish this task. I do not agree with every idea or agenda of any party but we all bring something to the table and need to work together to develop realistic plans that will help the city grow and improve."
Scott and his wife Dawn purchased a home in Wilkes-Barre City a year ago and they believe you should improve not move.
Scott is running for Wilkes-Barre City Council.