Gary Troutman- The Real Winner in the Bellevue Mayoral Primary: Bellevue Leader Version

June 16, 2010

Gary Troutman- The Real Winner in the Bellevue Mayoral Primary

The real winner in the Bellevue mayoral primary was Gary Troutman, the current Bellevue city administrator. My number one priority when I ran for Mayor of Bellevue was to appoint a new city administrator and replace Mr. Troutman.

Most people don’t have a clue who the real winner of the primary was. It wasn’t Rita Sanders (spending over $15,000) or Steve Exon (spending a lot more than Rita), it was Gary Troutman. I talked to both candidates face-to-face after the primary and both of them danced around the question when asked if they were going to replace him. I believe that both of them will reappoint Troutman if they are elected. Big, big mistake. Our city is broken. It won’t be fixed until we have a competent, experienced city administrator. I would suggest you call both Rita Saunders and Steve Exon and ask them if they are going to replace Troutman with an experienced city administrator who lives in Bellevue, not Omaha.

It’s a shame that only 12% of the registered voters in Bellevue voted. Only 10% of those voters seem to understand the significance of having a new city administrator. I do have a plan B for my #1 priority. Please look at my website for more information

Chuck Fredrick

Ex-candidate for mayor