To the editor:

My husband and I moved to the south end of Blue Springs with our 2-year-old daughter in 1989. Our son was born shortly after we arrived. We chose Blue Springs as our home town because of the family friendly environment, the school district, the parks, the businesses and the existing population.

We met Ron Fowler in the early 1990s when he and his then partner on the council, Bob Daffer, came to our homeowners meetings to inform us about things that were going on in the city and to listen to our opinions. They both had a sincere desire to know about the concerns and wishes of the people they were representing. Over the years, I have observed Mr. Fowler’s continued attention to input from his constituents, and I can honestly say I can’t think of even one time when Ron voted differently on an issue than I would have voted myself. Mr. Fowler consistently supports projects that will shore up the family-friendly atmosphere in Blue Springs.

There have been a few times recently when the majority of the council has seen fit to conduct business without the benefit of hearing from the public, and Ron has always spoken out against that. He fought hard against the city guaranteeing loans for private developers when the majority of the council supported it. Ron Fowler has been the voice of reason in Blue Springs with his concern for government transparency and fiscal responsibility.

Blue Springs needs Ron Fowler to be re-elected.