Mayor Aaron Householter plans to run for a second term on the Salina City Commission.
Householter, whose four-year-term is up in April, announced Monday afternoon that he will seek reelection. He issued a statement saying “I’m proud of what has been accomplished by the current commission and want to be a part of carrying forward the many positive changes that have been initiated during my term. In particular I feel good about the manner in which the current commission has worked to revitalize the city’s core and has been willing to take a look at whether the economic development strategies of the recent past have brought about desired results for our community. We have challenged old assumptions and have insisted on return on taxpayers’ investment. In the process we have brought more individuals and input into these efforts, a move that will pay dividends going forward. Our efforts have already been met with some successes, such as the new grocery store that will open on East Iron in the coming months. My consistent goal is to insure that the taxpayer is getting the best bang for his or her buck. If the citizens choose to reelect me I’ll keep my eye on that goal.”
Householter was first elected in April of 2011 to a 4-year term on the Salina City Commission.