Get to know your Bertram Mayor candidates

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

With election day on May 7, Bertram Mayor Candidates John Mandigo and Cynthia Anderson answer questions from The Burnet Bulletin to help voters decide who they want to be the next Mayor of Bertram.

Dickie Allen, current Bertram City Mayor, will not seek re-election after 3 and a half years in the position.

Early voting starts on April 25 and runs to April 29.

 

Cynthia Anderson

  Q: What prompted you to file for the Mayor position?

I am Mayor pro-tem at this time and when I asked the Mayor if he was going to run again he indicated he was not, so that is when I turned in my application. I want to see this community continue to succeed and I think I am the person that can get the job done.

 

Q: What strengths do you bring to the table, that would be considered to elect you Mayor of Bertram?

Being Mayor Pro-tem and a part of City Council already, I see the issues we face as a community and I feel I am in the position at this time to continue to face the issues we have and make this community better.

 

Q: Is there things you would change about the Mayor’s position or how the City Council handles items?

Absolutely not, they do an outstanding job.

 

Q: How can you make a difference as Mayor? How will your background help you make a difference if elected?

As a Teacher I see that I can make a lot of difference in a child’s life and I think that as Mayor I can take my skills as a Teacher and work with this great community.

 

Q: Where do you stand on issues that have come up recently, in reference to terminating the Fire Marshal?

Unfortunately, after discussing issues with the previous fire marshal the council felt it was best that we let him focus on his other positions in the VFD and ESD 4, but I think the new Fire Marshal Brian is going to be a great asset to our community so I am happy with the outcome.

 

John Mandigo

 

Q: What prompted you to file for the Mayor position?

I was approached by more than one citizen and requested that I run for mayor.

 

 

Q: What strengths do you bring to the table, that would be considered to elect you Mayor of Bertram?

Being a former council member, I believe that during that term, there were a lot of progress made for the city and I would like to see progress continue.

 

Q: Is there things you would change about the Mayor’s position or how the City Council handles items?

None at this time.

 

Q: How can you make a difference as Mayor? How will your background help you make a difference if elected?

By trying my best to look forward to the growth that is about to come to Bertram.

 

Q: Where do you stand on issues that have come up recently, in reference to terminating the Fire Marshal and fees assessed for the Fire Department utilizing water hydrants?

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