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Name: Jack Amrhein
Occupation: Teacher, Theodore Roosevelt High School
Education: Bachelor's degree from Kent State University; master's degree in 2003 from Mary Grove College in Michigan
Political Affiliation: Democrat
Office Sought: Ward 2 Council
Previous Political Office Sought or Held: Ward 2 Council; first elected in 2008
Candidate Statement: When I initially decided to run, I said that there were going to be positive changes in the city of Kent. And I think we’ve seen a lot of those changes, but we’re not done yet. I’d like to stay on until the redevelopment is done.
I think one important thing of course is the continued redevelopment of downtown. I think another important thing we need to work on and get accomplished is the issues dealing with rental properties and property maintenance. Downtown is going to look beautiful. I think the rest of the city needs to look the same way as well.