Council candidates square off: Ron Ballard

Ward 2 incumbent Ron Ballard says the job of a Councilman is to ask hard questions and give hard answers. He's hoping voters will keep him in the post.



October 22, 2021 - 4:03 PM

Ron Ballard

Asking hard questions, and giving hard answers, makes an effective city council member, Ron Ballard says.

For example, a few years back Iola’s leaders were considering adding a solar plant on the edge of town, before voting it down.

Ballard was one of those who voted in opposition, “not because it was a terrible idea,” he said, “but because there were plenty of indicators that the power costs for that would drop in the future and it was not the correct time for the city to pursue that option.”

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