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Corbitt: Years of experience helpful to Polo

I am the current Polo city clerk; after six elections and 24 years as clerk, I have decided to run for mayor of Polo.

I feel my experience outweighs my opponent’s by a great deal. I have totally vested myself in our community with complete commitment, whether it be through my work for the city, or more than 20 years of involvement with the Chamber of Commerce, or the Polo Economic Development Corp. as their secretary-treasurer administering low-interest loans to small Polo businesses.

I have always stood my ground for what is right for the city, which is a strength a mayor should display. I am honest, upfront, and not afraid to stand my ground for business being done correctly, as it should be.

The city has a wonderful group of people who are currently employed, and I firmly believe teamwork is of utmost importance to be successful.

I look forward to working with the City Council, who are a group of caring individuals putting the best interests of the citizens first. That sometimes cannot be done without your input, in which I invite an open conversation with any citizen at any time.

I have experience in grant writing, administering grants, and would have the time to do more than a mayor that also has a full-time job. I would have the time to be more proactive with pursuing economic development for our community.

My honesty, hard work, experience and knowledge in TIF districts, bonding issues and federal loans is unmatched. The city needs this knowledge and understanding by their mayor.

I deeply thank our citizens of Polo for allowing me the past 24 years of service. Please vote for me for mayor at the April 4 election.

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