Ray Williams is a long-time businessman in Bentley who would like to see growth and change in the town.
He pays taxes and utilities not only on his own home, but also for his business in a commercial area that still does not have town water service.
He is frustrated about how he feels things have or have not been addressed in the town over the years, about some town council decisions that have been made, how tax payers’ dollars have been spent, and how it appears developers have become disillusioned with Bentley.
For the past 12 years Williams has owned and operated an auto repair business in Bentley. When contemplating relocating to Bentley he was led to believe that the town could double in size. When he built his shop three years after moving to Bentley, he still believed there was opportunity for growth.
He feels that has not happened.
This election “I put my name out there because somebody has to do something,” Williams said.
“If elected I will push for growth and change, and if there is a council that truly supports it, I will do everything in my power to make it happen,” Williams stated. “I have no experience in an elected office, but am willing to give it a try.”
Williams admits he doesn’t like crowds, but would welcome a forum so issues could be brought forward.
He has lived in Bentley for approximately 15 years and was a volunteer firefighter for approximately seven years.
Because he doesn’t want to bother anyone or infringe on their privacy, Williams says he will not be doing any door-knocking but welcomes anyone to contact him with concerns they have or questions about where he stands on issues.