Doris Borgelt Will Run for Mayor in Arnold
The Ward 1 Councilwoman's announcement comes only days after Mayor Ron Counts announced his intention to run too.
Doris Borgelt has announced her intention to run for mayor of Arnold in April 2013.
Borgelt, 56, currently serves as a Ward 1 Councilwoman, a position she was elected to in 2011. She also serves on the city's finance and economic development committees, and was previously a part of the farmers market committee.
"I am running because I would like city government to be more accessible to the people," said Borgelt in an interview with Patch. "And more accountable."
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She referred to the city's recent practice of posting warrants and financial reports online as ways of increasing accountability.
Borgelt also previously recorded city council meetings and posted videos online until city officials began the practice.
"Not everyone can come to meetings. They have jobs and kids," Borgelt said.
Borgelt's announcement comes days after Mayor Ron Counts issued a press release stating his intention to run for re-election. Counts, who was first elected mayor in April 2009, has been the owner of Counts Auto Body in Arnold for more than 37 years.
When asked about a potential race against Counts, Borgelt said, "I see things a little differently than he does."
Borgelt works as a real estate agent for Gateway Real Living. She moved to Arnold in the late 1990s, and has two daughters and two sons.
Filing for the April 2013 election opens in December 2012. Mayoral terms run for four years.