Letter to the editor: Vote William Sherer II for Canton mayor

The Repository

My name is Scott Russ, and I am the president of the Canton City Schools Board of Education. The board does not endorse a candidate for Canton mayor, but I have as an individual. My choice is Bill Sherer.

I know Bill Sherer because he has participated in neighborhood cleanups, attended neighborhood meetings, and worked levy campaigns for both the school district and parks and recreation. All of this was before he became president of Canton City Council. He knows and understands what our neighborhoods need and what we are experiencing.

Bill Sherer is a 1988 graduate of McKinley High School. He grew up in Canton and chose to raise his family in Canton.

What makes him qualified to be mayor? He has been a member of the Iron Workers Local 550 for 35 years and their business manager for the last 18 years. He is responsible for health insurance for 1,200 active and retired members − larger than the city workforce. He is also responsible for a $300 million pension plan − a sum close to the city budget. His members count on him every day to protect their interests. Mr. Sherer will bring his experiences, skills, and decision-making abilities to the office.

Mr. Sherer chose to build and expand the Ironworkers training center on High Avenue NW in the heart of the Shorb area. He has invested in this area.

Multiple city and business leaders have endorsed Bill Sherer for mayor, but one stands out: Sheriff George Maier. We need our mayor to work with our police force to make Canton safer by working with our community and neighborhood leaders. Sheriff Maier’s endorsement speaks volumes that this will happen.

I hope you will join me on May 2 in casting your vote for Bill Sherer for mayor.

Scott Russ, Canton