Friday, November 1, 2013

Write-in likely to fill Bellevue council seat

Incumbents Hattula and Duffy running unopposed


By TONY EVANS
Express Staff Writer

    A Bellevue City Council seat that has been left vacant for one year will likely be filled by write-in candidate Lisa Rene Phillips after the Nov. 5 election.
    City Clerk Dee Barton said Phillips was the only person to write a letter of interest to City Hall to take the open seat, since Sara Burns stepped down from the council last November.
    City Council members David Hattula and Janet Duffy will run unopposed to keep their seats. Hattula will presumably be elected to a third two-year term on the council. Duffy will presumably commence her second term in January.
    Duffy spoke earlier this month at a City Council meeting in favor of Phillips joining the panel.
    “It was good to get a thumbs-up,” said Phillips, who will need at least one vote to win the open City Council seat.
    Bellevue residents can vote at Bellevue Elementary School, 305 North Fifth St., from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov 5.
    Phillips has lived in the Wood River Valley for 35 years, and has served as a commission member on the Bellevue Urban Renewal Agency. She has a bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University in elementary education and a K-8 teaching credential.   
    “I have worked in various occupations over the years and am presently teaching my middle-school-aged son at home,” Phillips said in a written statement. “I have been impressed by the professionalism, consistency, punctuality, and the amazing job the council members and city staff have accomplished on very tight budgets with limited staff.”
    Phillips said she is proud of the Bellevue URA’s success in installing two crosswalks across state Highway 75 in the city.
    “I look forward to implementing more projects for the safety and well-being of the citizens of Bellevue,” she said. “I am also interested in supporting efforts to bring in new businesses, potentially bringing jobs and tax revenues to the city as well.”
Tony Evans: tevans@mtexpress.com




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