Despite the fog of national and state politics this election cycle, there is a local race that has the brightness to lead us to a correct decision. It is in the race for Marshalltown mayor, where the best choice is current mayor T.R. Thompson who is a candidate for the position in November.
Mayor Thompson has a unique background of being a former mayor who is once again being willing to serve the community he has loved all his life. As a long-time Lennox General Manager and a leader in many community functions, he has given more in community service than one should be expected to, yet he is willing to serve again because the city needs him. He has great experience in leadership, knowledge and community service - as he has demonstrated for many years - and he has the youthful vigor and community devotion to help lead Marshalltown in the future.
We have a unique opportunity in this mayoral election. We can make the right choice by keeping Mayor T.R. Thompson in office.