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First challenger emerges in city council races

By Brandi Makuski

A challenger for the city’s 9th District has announced his intention to run for city council.

Brian Beaulieu, 34, declared his candidacy against incumbent Mary McComb on Dec. 5.

“I just couldn’t sit back anymore and watch some of the reckless spending that’s been going on,” Beaulieu said in an interview with the Metro Wire. “I also want to fairly represent all District 9 residents, including the underrepresented blue-collar working-class.”

Beaulieu is a lifelong resident of Stevens Point, attending local Catholic schools and P.J. Jacobs Jr. High, graduating from SPASH in 2003. He lives with and cares for his disabled mother. He is unmarried and has no children.

Beaulieu graduated with Honors from Mid-State with a degree in Criminal Justice. He currently works at Verso Stevens Point Mill.

“I want to bring common sense back to the city council, try to rein in the frivolous spending to keep property taxes down and help find businesses that will want to relocate to Stevens Point.”

Beaulieu said he also plans to sit down with McComb to discuss “running a clean race” at some point in the near future.

For more information, find his campaign page on Facebook or contact Beaulieu at d9candidatebrianb@gmail.com.

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