Second trustee makes bid for Montgomery mayor
By Judy Pochel For The Beacon-News December 6, 2012 1:28PM
Trustee Matthew Brolley plans to run for Montgomery mayor.
Updated: December 7, 2012 9:41AM
MONTGOMERY — A second village trustee has announced his bid for mayor in the spring election.
Matt Brolley, 31, a lifelong resident of the village, said he has decided to run for the top job against fellow Trustee Bill Keck.
Two other residents — Tom Campbell and Greg Nelson — also have taken out petitions to run for mayor.
Longtime Mayor Marilyn Michelini announced last month that after 25 years in politics she is retiring.
In announcing his bid, Brolley said he basically disagrees with the way Keck possibly would govern.
“Over the last six years I have seen his (Keck’s) theory on governing a community. I disagree. He references doing things on a case-by-case basis. I disagree and think it is important to treat it all the same,” Brolley said.
“My vision of the future is to be business friendly but a better motto would be vision smart,” Brolley said.
He said the recent rejection of an LED billboard proposed along Orchard Road is an example of taking a view of the area as a whole.
“We know we want to develop the Orchard Road corridor; are they going to want to build if we allow LED billboards.”
Candidate filing for the April 9 election begins Dec. 17 and runs through 5 p.m., on Dec. 26.