Candidate for Youngstown President of Council: Donald Scott

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Donald Scott is running for Youngstown President of Council.

Name: Donald Scott
Age: 59
Party Affiliation: Non-Party Candidate
Office Desired: Youngstown President of Council
Occupation: Lawyer. Retired Youngstown Police and U.S. Army veteran.
Education: Doctor of Law and Policy & Juris Doctr in Law

I possess the knowledge, skills, and ability with over thirty years of municipal experience to better serve the public by timely and effectively addressing community issues and concerns. 100% of salary will be donated to city non-profit groups.

What are your priorities for your community?
Effectively and fairly addressing the crime issue in Youngstown will be my top legislative priority. The city crime rate is disproportionate to the population size resulting in too many people being injured or killed under current policy. Citizens have a fundamental right to be safe in their homes and while traveling throughout the city.
My second priority is to develop and promote real economic development to provide jobs for city residents to earn a living. Financial accountability and transparency will take place.
The third priority is to provide policy to promote home ownership by city residents and to enable people to move back into the city through a first-time home buyers program.
The fourth priority will be to timely and efficiently address constituent issues and concerns.

What policies, if any, will you support to promote diversity and inclusion in your community?
I understand the challenges and difficulties people encounter. I am from the City of Youngstown and grew up on the Southside where I graduated from South High School in 1980. Thereafter, I spent a lifetime serving the public promoting diversity by enabling persons of all races and backgrounds to be able to better themselves. As President of Council, I will lead by promoting policy to enable city youth to become better educated and develop usable skills. Hiring qualified residents of diverse backgrounds for city jobs is good for the individual and their family, neighborhoods, and the entire community.

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