Wentzville's municipal election is April 8th -- not too far away. The New Wentzvillian wants you to be as informed as possible. We will post candidate profiles for all of those candidates who provide a write up to the New Wentzvillian. We will not alter what the candidate provides. Here is candidate Robert Hussey's profile for Wentzville's Ward 1.
Name: Robert Hussey
Occupation: Realtor/Broker/Owner of Expert Realty Co.
Contact Phone: 636-265-2295
Alderman in Ward 1 for the City of Wentzville
My wife Heather, children Victoria (18), Nicholas (12), John (8), Isabella (1) and I would appreciate your vote to serve the people of Wentzville.
Reason for Seeking Election:
· Before my career in real estate, I worked in city management and therefore have several years of full-time local government experience. In addition, I also have a Master’s Degree in Public Policy Administration with an emphasis in Local Governmental Management. I believe this background will be a powerful asset to bring further economic development to the city of Wentzville.
Out of the 17 municipalities in St. Charles County area, the City of Wentzville has the fourth highest property tax rate. As a former city manager, I was able to keep property tax rates for the city I worked for at one of the lowest in the county.
· After reviewing my store receipts, I noticed that city residents are paying nearly 9 percent in sales tax. This is driving residents (and others) to spend their money (and tax dollars) elsewherefor large purchase items.
· Wentzville is the city I've chosen to raise my family. I want to make sure it's the safest and most thriving area it can be, for both my family and yours.
Top three priorities if elected:
I will use my previous experience and contacts with MoDot to make the Hwy Z/Church Street exit perform more efficiently, especially during rush hour.
I will work towards smart economic development that has a measureable impact for the taxpayer’s dollars that will bring quality jobs, help further support our first responders, grow our neighborhoods and that in turn will provide more resources for our schools.
This economic development will then allow for a comprehensive plan to be laid out helping lower our property and sales taxes. .