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Moving in a New Direction

As your mayoral candidate, I want to make an indelible impact on the lives of the people I serve by “Moving in a New Direction.” I believe in “Participatory Government” that is inviting, welcoming, and receptive to the needs of all citizens.

As a respected community leader and advocate, a former educator with 35 years of experience as a teacher and administrator, owner of a small business specializing in instructional curriculum consulting, a volunteer at the Marion Grant County Senior Center, a volunteer with the 21st Century Scholar program, president of the Minority Health Coalition, president of the Marion Board of Public Works and as president of the Marion NAACP Branch, I have seen success by striving toward and ultimately reaching professional goals for others and myself.

I have suceeded by focusing on leadership, collaboration, mentoring, evaluation of policies and procedures, data analysis and continued reflection for improvement. These experiences have prepared me to focus on and apply what matters most to the citizens of Marion.

My plan for the future:


nI will provide a vision for the future of our City.

nI will develop a budget that reflections the revenues and disbursements received in the city.


nI will ensure that we are open and responsive to you about how decisions are made.

nI believe that we cannot continue to do business behind closed doors and expect the public to believe in the process and trust elected officials.


nI will strengthen the economy by working to retain existing jobs and support expansion and development of existing businesses in addition to the creation of new business ventures in our city.

nI will work to align talent for innovation and develop collaboration to implement workforce initiatives to spur economic development.

If you believe in what I stand for, please cast your vote for Joselyn Whitticker as the next Mayor of Marion.

Joselyn Whitticker, Marion