MOUNT VERNON — On Monday, Tyler Fehrman announced his candidacy for Mount Vernon City Council.
In 2009, Fehrman competed for a post on City Council but fell short. Seeing an opportunity to work with business leaders in the community to create jobs, he has decided to give it another go in 2011.
“I love this city, I love our heritage and I love the people that live here,” said Fehrman. “I believe that my life’s experiences, my abilities, skills and understanding of the issues qualify me to be an authentic representative of the city I have grown up in.
“Growing up here, I have seen the positives and negatives of what this city has to offer. I want to work with the people who create all that is good in our community to help make Mount Vernon an even better place to live, work and raise a family.”
Fehrman has had numerous positions in the political world from campaign staffer to grassroots organizer. While he has participated in partisan politics, he believes this position and the issues facing the city are beyond posturing and politics.
“I have worked on countless campaigns and the people who know me best know that I wear my principles and opinions on my sleeve, but this is not about politics,” said Fehrman. “When you are running for local office, and can see the issues that are facing your neighbors and even your family, partisanship is removed and the only thing on your mind is positive results. There is no Republican way to fix a road, and there is not a Democratic view on keeping your family safe, there is just a Mount Vernon view on getting the job done for the people who live here.”
Circulating petitions is the first step to getting on the November ballot and allows Fehrman to share with his neighbors his vision for a stronger Mount Vernon.
Fehrman, a lifelong Mount Vernon citizen, resides on East Burgess Street and is engaged to be married in July to Lauren Woodward of Bellefontaine.