Press release from Leonard Foster of Mason City:
Mason City, IA: The time is now. Leonard Foster announces his intention to run for the At-large position on the Mason City City Council. Leonard is no stranger to politics and city government, having previously served the second ward. Driven by a desire to implement positive changes in city government, Leonard is anxious to promote that message.
Leonard has been visiting with the people of Mason City from all wards, backgrounds and income levels. With perception being reality, there are five concerns that have come to the surface: 1.) Current leadership is out of touch with the majority of the citizens. They stated consistently that it appears that only one to two percent of the citizens are being represented. 2.) Enough money has been spent on the sculptures, regardless of the revenue source. 3.) What about jobs? Why doesn’t this seem like a priority? 4.) The Blue Zones Program has taken over City Hall, and should be administered by Mercy Hospital and the Cerro Gordo County Health Department, not taxpayer dollars. 5.) Current leadership appears to pay more attention to things than people, with the exception of the top 1-2% of the population.
Leonard truly believes that the people have a right to be respected and heard. And, to have an active part in what happens in their lives.
Leonard and his wife Marianne are lifetime residents of Mason City and have five children, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.