Bill Erxleben to run for council

August 13, 2009

By Administrator

Editor’s Note: City Council candidate Bill Erxleben was not included in the initial Newcastle News election reports.
Bill Erxleben said he received calls from numerous individuals — including past presidents of the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce as well as past and present city council members — who urged him to run for City Council.
“They thought there was a lack of experienced leadership on the council,” Erxleben said.
Erxleben will be running for Position 6 against Kandy Schendel. Erxleben served as a councilman from 2002 to 2007.
Erxleben wants the city to utilize the zero-based budgeting system used in Renton. The system essentially allows the city to reprioritize the items on its budget and spend as much money as it has. If a city’s money is used on high-priority items, low-priority items will not be funded. Erxleben said if the city utilizes this system, it would be forced to live within its means.
Erxleben is an attorney. He also served as chairman of the Newcastle Planning Commission. He has worked as a state attorney general, as executive assistant United States attorney for the Western District of Washington and as regional director of the Seattle Regional Office of the Federal Trade Commission. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War era as well.

Editor’s Note: City Council candidate Bill Erxleben was not included in the initial Newcastle News election reports.

Bill Erxleben said he received calls from numerous individuals — including past presidents of the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce as well as past and present city council members — who urged him to run for City Council.

“They thought there was a lack of experienced leadership on the council,” Erxleben said.

Erxleben will be running for Position 6 against Kandy Schendel. Erxleben served as a councilman from 2002 to 2007.

Erxleben wants the city to utilize the zero-based budgeting system used in Renton. The system essentially allows the city to reprioritize the items on its budget and spend as much money as it has. If a city’s money is used on high-priority items, low-priority items will not be funded. Erxleben said if the city utilizes this system, it would be forced to live within its means.

Erxleben is an attorney. He also served as chairman of the Newcastle Planning Commission. He has worked as a state attorney general, as executive assistant United States attorney for the Western District of Washington and as regional director of the Seattle Regional Office of the Federal Trade Commission. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War era as well.

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