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City Council Candidate: Arthur Shealy

Posted: February 5, 2013 - 1:24pm

HOMETOWN: North Augusta

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Member of the North Augusta City Council since November 2000

OCCUPATION: Attorney

EDUCATION: North Augusta High School; undergraduate degree in political science and law degree from University of California, Berkeley

COMMUNITY/CIVIC INVOLVEMENT: Attends TrueNorth Church; president of the Tri-Development Center Foundation; treasurer of Walton Options for Independent Living; Lions Club member; board member for Smartkids.sc; was on the board of directors for Friends of the Nancy Carson Library; past board member for Walton Foundation for Independence

Why did you decide to run for re-election to city council?

“I still enjoy contributions that I make to the discussion at council. I like to keep people on their toes. The issue with the baseball stadium is complicated, so I want to make sure that issue is fully vetted, fully discussed.”

What qualities do you bring to the council?

“I have more of a logical, mathematical approach. I like to weigh quantifiable costs and benefits as much as I can. I have a broad range of experience with having lived in a different state for a while and dealing with the issues I deal with in my law practice.”

What are the most important issues facing North Augusta?

“Right now, the 500-pound gorilla in the room is the baseball stadium. However, in the next few years, the city is going to struggle with maintaining its attractiveness as a retirement community but also creating a city that those 10-year-olds will envy when it’s their turn to settle down and raise a family.”

– Compiled by Nikasha Dicks,
staff writer

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