The Oberlin Review

2017 Candidates and Issues: William Jindra and Ronnie Rimbert

Fran Baumann and Jack Baumann

October 27, 2017

To the Editors: We urge Oberlin voters to support Bill Jindra and Ronnie Rimbert in this year’s council race. Both candidates bring a wealth of experience, knowledge of city needs, and concern for others to the table. Both candidates work well with the city’s administration and staff and appreciate quality work at all levels. They support necessary maintenance of infrastructure and back Oberlin’s aggressive pursuit of sustainable energy. Fran served on council with Jindra and both of us with Rimbert; we can attest to their commitment to our town. – Fran and Jack Baumann Oberlin Residents

Rimbert, Jindra Provide Leadership Experience

Jean Foggo Simmon, Retired City Clerk/Clerk of Council

October 6, 2017

To the Editors: I write in support of both Ronnie Rimbert and Bill Jindra’s bids for Oberlin City Council in this next election. Both men have prior service on the council and have proven themselves to be worthy of reelection. First, Mr. Rimbert is a fair, respected, and moral gentleman. He has served in the position of President of Council/Mayor for the City of Oberlin, and his ability to garner peace when conducting meetings before a sometimes hostile audience is remarkable. He has a no-nonsense approach to the business that comes before the council and reaches out to the community to gather input so he can make grounded decisions in sometimes difficult situations. Secondly, Mr. Jindra served in the same position several...

Oberlin Citizens Should Look to Rimbert, Jindra for Council

Sharon Fairchild Soucy, Member of Oberlin City Council

September 29, 2017

To the Editors: It’s difficult to imagine two stronger candidates for Oberlin City Council than Ron Rimbert and Bill Jindra. Ron is one of the finest councilmembers I have had the privilege of working with. Ron’s greatest strength is his dedication to serving all of Oberlin, while bringing a personal perspective from our southeast neighborhoods. Ron was involved in Oberlin’s earliest conversations about sustainability. He suggested and established a “super rebate” program, doubling the city’s financial incentives for the replacement of outdated, energy-wasting appliances. Ron has served on the council for 16 years, including as vice chair and most recently as chair. As chair, Ron has guided...

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