Kent City Council Election 2011: Ward 1 Councilman Garret Ferrara
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Name: Garret Ferrara
Occupation: Financial adviser
Education: Bachelor's degree in general studies, Kent State University; master's degree in business administration, Kent State University
Political Affiliation: Republican
Office Sought: Ward 1 Council
Previous Political Office Sought or Held: Ward 1 Council; first elected in 2000
Candidate Statement: I feel there’s some unfinished business I’d like to see finished. Namely the (Kent State University) hotel and conference center and the downtown project. I’ve been on the bandwagon since it started, and we’re right on the cusp of making it all happen. That was one of my biggest issues from the time I (first) ran.