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Alamo council candidate John Morrow

 

John Morrow, who worked for U.S. Steel, Standard Oil of Ohio and British Petroleum, and owned two small businesses, wants to bring his knowledge to the table to help run the new town of Alamo. He believes no one should make a dishonest gain in government, and he would like to help prevent this. He says he could hold the line on spending in Alamo with the expertise he gained from the years he spent doing competitive bidding.

Now a widower, Morrow and his wife moved to Alamo 30 years ago and raised three sons here. He says he "is not in great favor of incorporation" but he respects those who are. "A lot of problems are in the eyes of the beholder," he said. "A lot of people would like to have more control." He likes having no sidewalks and no streetlights in Alamo, the better to enjoy the stars.

"I can't believe all these rosy scenarios in Alamo," he noted, referring to predictions of financial security in the new town while the county, state and federal government are all in dire straits. Nonetheless, he stated, "Anything is viable if it is done right. We can do anything we set our hearts and minds to."

"I've been about teamwork my whole career," said Morrow, 74, and he foresees the new Town Council coming together for the good of the community.

More about the candidate

Raised in Kittaning, Penn. Graduated from U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, then transferred to U.S. Air Force; served in Korean and Vietnam wars. Also attended Penn State. Engineering manager on larger construction projects. Has volunteered in churches, Scouts, Indian Guides, YMCA and at the schools.

— Dolores Fox Ciardelli and Geoff Gillette

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