BATTLE GROUND — Current Battle Ground City Council Member Mike Dalesandro recently announced that he will seek reelection to Position No. 5 in 2017. His current term began in January 2014 and ends in December of 2017.
“Battle Ground is a great community,” Dalesandro in a Dec. 28 news release. “I’ve been honored to serve on City Council these past few years. There’s still more work to do and I’m very optimistic about the future of our city.”
According to the news release sent out by Dalesandro, he is an advocate of living within our means and responsible spending. He has consistently voted against raising property taxes, and has supported policies that have reduced city debt and saved Battle Ground taxpayers millions of dollars.
“We’ve navigated through some tough times, but the city is recovering and is on the right path,” Dalesandro said.
Dalesandro has also been a champion of infrastructure improvements and growth planning.
“We are finally fixing South Parkway,” he said. “We are beginning a major traffic congestion relief project on Main Street. I want to focus on taking care of what we have and investing in projects that will accommodate growth.”
In his news release, Dalesandro also said he wants to see more family-wage jobs in Battle Ground.
“I want the city recruiting employers and using the new Battle Ground Highway to spur economic development to create good paying jobs,” he said.
Dalesandro is a long-time resident of Battle Ground, along with his wife Angie and their two daughters. He is a supply chain analyst for Boise Paper in Vancouver and currently serves on the City Council. He has a bachelor’s degree in business management, with more than 10 years of experience in the logistics industry.
Dalesandro’s past and present elective and community experience includes the Battle Ground City Council, the CTRAN Board of Directors, Regional Transportation Council (alternate), Battle Ground Planning Commission, being a nominee for the General George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award in 2012 and 2013, being named in the 2012 Accomplished Under 40 in the Vancouver Business Journal, and being on the Board of Directors for the ARC of Southwest Washington.
This information was provided by Mike Dalesandro.