Runner-up back in running for Bentley town council

Ray Williams learned a lot about campaigning and the election process after having participated in his first candidate forum

RAY WILLIAMS

Ray Williams learned a lot about campaigning and the election process after having participated in his first candidate forum and being runner-up in last October’s Bentley civic election.

Williams had said if he felt the need he would run for town council again, but didn’t expect to be running again so soon.

“I will try to speak to as many residents as possible in the next short while by going door-to-door.  I will also be at the forum on February 18 where residents will be able to put their questions forward to me and the other candidates,” says Williams. “I could bring a new perspective to town council and I am willing to represent businesses and individuals alike.”

His priorities haven’t changed.  “I put my name out there because somebody has to do something,” Williams said.  “If elected I will push for growth and change.”

Ray Williams and his family are 15-year residents of Bentley. Williams owns and operates an auto repair business in Bentley and was a volunteer firefighter for approximately seven years.

Twelve years ago he built his business in a commercial area that didn’t have town water service.  He was lead to believe that service would come soon, but he is still waiting.

He was also led to believe that the town could double in size and that hasn’t happened, but he remains convinced there is still opportunity for growth.

Williams speaks honestly about his frustration with how taxpayers’ dollars have been spent, how some things have been addressed in the town over the years, and about some town council decisions that have been made.

Ray welcomes anyone to talk to him personally, attend the forum, or call him at 403-748-4521 with their town concerns or questions.