Ben Winnick has filed to run for one of two Forest Lake City Council seats up for election.
“I am running for City Council because I feel the direction that our local city government is going does not reflect the wishes of the people of Forest Lake,” Winnick said. “We have all seen our property taxes continuously increase, while services decline. As both a lifelong resident and a business owner in our city I definitely understand that it costs money to operate our local government; as a council member I will assure that money is spent wisely. We can find reasonable solutions to the current issues and develop a long-term vision for Forest Lake that includes bringing good jobs to town and new business that will help lower the tax burden for all of us. As a member of the council I will push to bring back the open forum to our council meetings; the public deserves to be heard. Please visit my website, www.BenWinnick.com.”