Gamble said, “I plan to run my campaign for Mayor in a manner that is somewhat different.” He continued, “I want to connect with my fellow citizens in an authentic manner. I feel it is important that they know and understand me for the person that I am, and I get to know them.” He said the he would not campaign with a big budget, but rather with hard work, and a big heart.
The owner of Mancino’s Pizza and Grinders, Gamble said, “I’m a career businessman, not a career politician.” He noted his experience of working with a budget and staying on budget. He believes his people stills will be an asset along with his personality which allows him to connect with people of all ages and walks of life.
When asked what his main goal was, Tony said, “My main goal, when elected, is to bring the City Government back to the people. I want everyone to know that they have a voice that matters in this community, and they have the right to express their opinions.”
Mayoral candidate Tony Gamble lists Economic Development as an issue he want to keep in the forefront and says he’d work with the Chamber of Commerce and Marshall County Economic Development Corporation to attract new businesses and encourage current businesses to grow in the community. He also thinks it’s time to determine what type of manufacturing space is available in the city limits and find appropriate tenants for those spaces.
Gamble said the downtown revitalization that is beginning should continue and suggested determining the amount and type of space available and then work with property owners to attract businesses. He would also like to work to find a company interested in converting the Rees Cinema building into a stage theater.
Tony Gamble wants to see the completion of the South Gateway Project, the downtown park, and the next phase of the Greenway Trail. He would also like to see street improvements such as 1st Street, Novelty, and Plum Street and Hillcrest Avenue. Tony is passionate about bringing an all-inclusive playground to the city and says he’ll work for the deprivatization of the city trash pick-up.