Mark Elsinger for Mayor
Progress We Can Afford
As a lifelong resident of Conway, I graduated from St. Joseph High School and worked for the Conway Police Department for over thirty years. I started out as a patrolman and worked my way up through the ranks to ultimately achieve the position of Interim Chief of Police, before retiring in May of 2007. In June of that year, I was selected for the position of Special Projects Manager, where I reported directly to the Mayor’s Office. As Special Projects Manager, I supervised and acted as liaison for certain building projects for the City of Conway, mainly the new police facility. I held the position for over two years, until December of 2009, when the position was eliminated due to budgetary cuts. Since that time, I have been taking care of family matters and getting some much needed maintenance work done on family residences.
Throughout the last couple of years, many people have consistently asked me if I would strongly consider running for the position of Mayor. And now I feel it is time that I return to trying to help the citizens of Conway once again. Conway has been my home for my entire life, and there is a special place in my heart for the city and its citizens. I have seen both the best and the worst of this town, and I wish to continue helping it become the great city that it can be for the people and families that call it “home”.
So with heartfelt thanks, I am sincerely asking the citizens of Conway to help me achieve this position, and thereby do everything in my power to make Conway the truly great city that it can become.
If Elected I will:
Correcting years of neglect
is my first objective
I haven't forgotten you
Address raises and benefits for city employees that have been neglected for years. For too long, such employees have been taken for granted.
Stop the spending
Reign in out-of-control spending that has placed city finances in peril. Just like in our personal lives, where we are expected to live as responsible citizens within our means, so should the same expectations be held of our city government.
Prioritize spending to address those issues of city infrastructure. For in order to build a solid future for our children, we must first build a solid foundation.
Repair and restructure
get the city back on track
harden the city's foundation
Evaluate all city positions in order to maximize the manpower of city employees and give the citizens of Conway the most "bang" for their buck.
Create the opportunity
Work to bring back blue-collar manufacturing jobs to Conway that have been lost during the current administration and to give hard-working Conway citizens the chances of employment.
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