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Letter: Kannapolis mayor endorses three

Elections for three City Council seats in Kannapolis are critical for our future.  Opportunities are coming to us frequently. In the next 120 days, our Council has six big decisions to make about large private investments that will bring a hotel, five-plus restaurants, apartments, condominiums and more jobs.

In 2020, there will be nine more big decisions for Council to get more investments, jobs and community services.

The City Council will have a lot to do in a very short time. It is almost impossible for a new person to gain the experience necessary prior to the time a decision is required. I am requesting that voters consider candidates to fill all three seats that have experience on City Council.

I recommend you consider: Tom Kincaid, who has served on council for nine years. He has a real passion for our police and fire departments.  Tom is a businessman that owns and operates Caremoor Retirement Center. He has worked hard in the Carver/Centerview neighborhoods to help revitalize them.

Ryan Dayvault has served on council for eight years.  He has a passion for historic preservation. He works at the NC Research Campus and is familiar with our efforts to grow the campus.

Darrell Jackson has served on council for four years.  He has operated a business (Lee Clothing) in downtown for 35 years.  Nobody has a more detailed vision of the future of downtown because he has lived and worked through its transition and resurgence.

All three candidates already understand the opportunities that council will consider in the immediate future. I urge people to consider voting for Tom Kincaid, Ryan Dayvault and Darrell Jackson for City Council on Nov. 5.

Please go vote. God bless the citizens of Kannapolis and our great city.

— Darrell Hinnant

Kannapolis

Editor’s note: Hinnant is the current mayor of Kannapolis.

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