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Oscar Penn announced his candidacy for the Ward 2 seat on the Opelika City Council last week.
“I’ve been a part of the development and progress of this community since 1987,” Penn said. Penn stated that he has worked to ensure that the citizens of Ward 2 receive a “seat at the table.” “I stood on the frontline against injustices when everyone else was quiet.”
• President of the Concerned Citizens of Opelika,
• Vice-President of Lee County Voters League
• Member of the Evision Opelika board
• Co-chair of Opelika’s National night Out,
• Member of Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence
• Character Council
• Christians Care Ministries
• Dad’s League
• North West Auburn task force
• The Mayor’s Commission Against Crime, which helped bring back the summer job program for youth in the community and was involved with a grant recently given by Gov. Kay Ivey to help curb incarceration of the community’s youth Accomplishments:
• Worked with Rep. Jeremy Gray to get the practice field for the ‘Dawg Pound Youth Football program and to get Moore’s stadium for home games for our children.
“My daily routine is answering the needs of the citizen’s no matter what ward or city. I’ve fought this fight and I have proven results that out number some of our elected officials yet not being elected has kept me from taking us to the levels we deserve… ,” Penn said.
“I’m asking for your vote and support because I’m fighting every day. My life is totally consumed with making a difference [for people] whether it’s getting one’s lights turned on or whatever the case may be, I answer the call.
“Let not my work be in vain. Many of you know my desire to serve with unconditional love. I’m all in for this community. I have been and always will be. I’m no respecter of person, everyone matters to me. I’m the only candidate that works in season and out of season. I don’t wait till election year to show my love [for the community]. I’m the only candidate that has worked with every current elected official in Lee County.”