for 2 SV seats
Express Staff Writer
incumbents for the two Sun Valley City Council seats up for election Nov.
6 will be facing competition from two newcomers.
who has held council seat 4 for the last six years, will be opposed by
Ketchum architect and Sun Valley resident Ann Agnew.
Laird, who has held council seat 3 for 12 years, will be opposed by
newspaper columnist Sue Bailey.
chose to run because I believe everyone should be challenged in the
democratic process," Agnew said.
campaign slogan is "Committed to serve, committed to preserve."
she wanted to preserve the character of Sun Valley, particularly by
preserving open space in the city. As for serving, she said she already
has Sun Valley residents discussing campaign issues with her.
gave one reason why she was running again ¾ commitment.
are some goals and plans the city hasn’t gotten to yet, and I want to be
part of them," she said.
out the city’s plan to develop its five-acre parcel adjacent to the Our
Lady of the Snows Catholic Church into a performing arts center.
has been working "to identify workable models in other
communities," which the city can use to develop its own center.
said she made her decision to run after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on
the East Coast.
decided this is no time to be complacent," she said. "I thought
Kevin Laird needed an opponent, because we need choices in a democracy.
likes to complain, but no one wants to serve," she said.
she’d bring a different perspective to the council.
not in the building and construction business, and I live in a
condominium," she said.
one on the city council lives in a condo, and the city is full of
condominiums," she said.
he was running because he is "the best possible choice for the
position," because he likes the challenge of being a councilman, and
because he believes in community service.