Rice: I have the experience

As a former school administrator and superintendent, I developed effective leadership skills by learning what was important to the community and working hard to accomplish those goals. On an annual basis, I developed multimillion-dollar budgets, supported by tax revenue, to operate public school programs. And, by working collaboratively with many dedicated and talented individuals, I was able to put forth a quality educational program for young people.

I believe being an effective leader means knowing the concerns and expectations of people you serve and providing the leadership to reach those goals. It involves the willingness to communicate and work toward a compromise with those of differing viewpoints for the common good. It is the ability to think outside the box in order to find solutions to difficult problems. And, it is having the courage to make the hard decisions when it serves the public’s best interest.  

As your representative in county government, I can assure you that I will work as hard as possible to accomplish a better future for the people of LaPorte County. As a retiree, I have the time to focus my energies on being your representative in county government. I want to find workable solutions for the housing and care of people who are homeless, and support programs that reduce drug use and provide rehabilitation for people with addiction. I support the ongoing double-track expansion plans for the South Shore, continued studies for a bypass around the City of LaPorte, commercial growth for our cities’ downtown areas, and continued enhancement of our county facilities. I will use my experience and skills to move this county toward a better future for all of our citizens.

I ask you to vote, Jim Rice, County Council, District 2.

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