To the editor:

Let me start by saying it’s always a good thing to have several high quality candidates to choose from and all three in Ward 4 have something to offer. All clearly care about the future of Nevada, which is great to see. I do believe one candidate stands above the rest.

Dane Nealson has continued to impress me through this race. Dane is a family man and understands the need to support projects that draw younger families into Nevada to continue to allow us to compete with neighboring towns. Nevada’s growth hasn’t been as high as most would like. I believe supporting the rec center proposal, preserving the Sixth Street entrance into town, working to expand Nevada’s housing options and trying to address the growing drug problem specifically in Nevada’s youth are all great ways to move Nevada forward. Dane is an outspoken advocate of all of the above.

I don’t doubt all of the candidates are passionate about their stances on issues, but I’ve been incredibly impressed with Dane’s visible presence at all of the city’s forums and conversations. I can’t say that about all of the candidates. I believe it’s as important, if not more important, to listen to the residents as it is to advocate your position on issues. I wholeheartedly believe Dane is the best option to represent the interests of both Ward 4 and Nevada as a whole on the City Council and I encourage other residents of Ward 4 to join me in supporting him by casting your vote!

Thank you for allowing me to voice my opinion!

Janelle Melohn