A vote for O’Neill is a vote for openness, honesty

ote for O’Neill is a vote for openness, honesty

The city of Marietta is fortunate to have two highly qualified women running for office. The first is candidate for Council at Large, Kathy Downer. I have known Downer for over 20 years. Downer and her husband chose to move to Marietta. They opened a small business in the medical field. Downer later went to Marietta Memorial Hospital to work as a nurse, all while raising four energetic children. Downer understands the demands placed on all working women. She is an honest, smart, caring, funny and positive individual.

A vote for Kathy Downer will put a much needed woman’s voice on Marietta City Council.

Willa O’Neill is a candidate for Marietta City treasurer and also a person I’ve known for many years. After graduating from Ohio University, O’Neill was in the classroom as a middle and high school teacher. She later went to ODOT as a highway worker and worked her way up to state quality coordinator, all while raising two daughters.

O’Neill is an intelligent, patient, forward thinking person. As a 30-year public servant, O’Neill understands that efficient and responsive government is important to our democracy.

O’Neill has proven herself as a leader and problem solver during her career.

A vote for Willa O’Neill is a vote for openness and honesty in the Marietta Treasurer’s Office.

Katie McGlynn