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November 1, 2013

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Kimball said he’s no longer a union official and that his running for mayor has nothing to do with the union.

To further distance himself from a typical campaign, Kimball said he is neither asking for or accepting a penny in campaign contributions.

Because Kimball is running a sticker campaign, it means to cast a vote for him would require writing in his name or attaching a sticker with his name on the ballot.

Kimball is an acting lieutenant on the city’s Fire Department and in the past served one year as the union president. In all, he’s been on the force 31 years, the first five years as a Rocks Village volunteer firefighter.

Kimball said his qualifications for mayor include knowledge he gained of the Fire Department budget when he was head of the firefighter’s union in 2008, as well as his experience in running a large farming business.

Kimball wants to better fund the police and fire departments, saying they city is in need of updated equipment and in need of updating old firehouses. But, he wants to accomplish these things without raising taxes.

He said the city’s employees are its biggest assets and wants city workers to be proud of the job they do.

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