Steven Milligan to seek Manila city council seat
Steven Milligan announced plans to run for Manila City Council, Ward 1, Position 2.
Milligan, a longtime resident of Manila, was raised in Dumas and graduated from Tuckerman High School. He moved to Manila accepting a position to teach/coach in the Manila School District and found the place he wanted make his home and raise his children.
He taught/coached at Manila for eight years before accepting a principal's position in Gosnell in 2011. His wife, Tracy, teaches in Manila. They have two children, Connor, 11, and MaKayla, 8.
"Serving on the council is something I have thought about for awhile," Milligan said. "I would love the opportunity to work for the citizens of Manila. I have a lot of energy and want to put it to good use. I taught and coached at Manila for eight wonderful years. Manila is growing and the decisions we make now will need to be the right decisions for generations to come. Like coaching, I am sure there are some tough decisions to make in city government, but I am ready to work with the city leaders to continue the good things going on in our city. I have a lot of respect for the city leaders. They are doing a good job. With the growth of our town will come changes and I want to help make those changes good for our senior citizens down to our children."
Milligan is a runner and said he has become familiar with all of the asphalt in town and has a vision.
"As I run, I take in the scenery and look around at all of the possibilities for our future growth that is coming," Milligan said. "I am looking forward to getting out and meeting all of the people in Manila. I am ready to work for what is best for our city. We have a great place to live."