Jason Baltimore announces for re-election
Manila City Councilman Jason Baltimore is seeking re-election to Ward 2 position 2.
Baltimore said in the past four years, he has enjoyed serving the people of Manila. He is a lifelong resident of Manila and graduated from Manila High School in 1996 and went on to get his Bachelor's Degree from Arkansas State University and Master's Degree from the University of Arkansas. He has been employed as the technology coordinator at Manila Public Schools for 10 years. He and his wife of 17 years Ginger have two sons, Jake 10 and Carson 6.
Baltimore says he is very proud of what the city has accomplished in the past four years. City government with the support of the citizens has added a water park, therapy pool, indoor batting cages, maintenance shop, city website, airport terminal, senior center, trash can program, recycling program, new baseball field, walking track, and many other smaller projects to help make Manila a better place to live.
"Our city is growing and we have to continue to plan toward our future," Baltimore said. "As a city government, we have to continue to find innovative ways to improve our citizens' way of life".
There are several projects/goals he would like to help move forward in the next four years if re-elected.
"I would like to see a rejuvenated downtown with a new senior center and wellness center," he said. "I would also like to see us widen and repair our city streets. I think the overlay of Olympia and Davis currently in progress is a good start, but there are plenty of other streets that need repair as well. I also want to work with our builders on getting the utilities needed for new subdivisions. For our population to continue to grow we have to have affordable housing readily available.
"In closing, I would like to thank the citizens of Manila for their support over the last four years. I love this city and would really appreciate your vote on Nov. 4."