Pataskala residents have a choice to make this fall in several of the council seats to be elected by wards.

To the editor:

Pataskala residents have a choice to make this fall in several of the council seats to be elected by wards.

I have served on city council for six years representing Ward 3 and more than eight years as an at-large member of council, and I urge you to consider electing Mike Fox for Ward 3 and Mike Compton for Ward 2. I personally know both of these gentlemen and have observed them in a variety of settings, but especially in their appearances before council on a regular basis.

Very few members of the public take the time to attend our meetings, let alone voice their concerns over issues scheduled for council's deliberation. Yet, both Mike Fox and Mike Compton set aside time in their schedules to attend regularly and voice their concerns on a variety of matters that affect each and every citizen. They both volunteer in a number of diverse activities that contribute to a better quality of life, such as the Antique Power Show, Pataskala Sportsmen's Club, Boy Scouts of America, YMCA, Sterling Theatre and many other civic organizations.

The citizens of Ward 2 and Ward 3 can depend on Fox and Compton to provide an invaluable check-and-balance service necessary for good government for al city officials, both elected and appointed. I have strived to provide that kind of independent thinking for the benefit of the taxpayers and hope you will agree with me to support and elect Mike Fox and Mike Compton to city council.