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Mar 31

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Local leaders campaign for Wilson

Mickie Hand is a community advocate who has made her home in Longview since 1942, and is now carrying city council candidate Victoria Wilson’s banner.
She has studied the situation and believes Wilson is what the city needs.
Hand noted how Brookshire’s opened a Super One instead of a Brookshire’s grocery store because its survey indicated a Brookshire’s store would not be profitable in South Longview.  She also points to how the city’s South side has neither a hardware store or a fashionable sit-down restaurant.
“We need what South Longview residents can utilize,” Hand said.
She cites Service Cleaners’ location on Mobberly Avenue as an example of needed expansion.  This lone dry cleaning business’ spot is convenient for many locals, who used to drive across town because there was no dry cleaning establishments in their home neighborhoods.
“I love South Longview and its heritage,” Hand said.  “It could regain its heritage if we have an excellent representation.”
She went further with her ringing endorsement.
“Wilson is the right candidate because she has the right knowledge and contacts to follow through,” she said.  “Victoria has demonstrated that with [her] community volunteerism and Historic Longview.”
Another staunch supporter, Greg Gaddy, points to Wilson’s hands-on work ethic as proof she would make a major, positive difference.
“Victoria is always out there doing something, fighting for various causes in the community,” he said.  “She is not getting her foot in the door so she can do something else later.  She is doing this because she cares.”
Wilson herself assures of her unselfish motives.
“This is a step up from volunteer work,” she said.  “This is not a step to another political office.”

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