Christina Marie Stanley is running for a seat on the Weiser City Council in the upcoming November 2021 election. She is married to Curt, a retired USFS Firefighter. They’ve been married for 16 years and have four children, seven grandchildren, and she has been and independent insurance Agent since 2005.
Stanley is a Constitutional Conservative. “I believe it is important to know someone’s true beliefs because those beliefs drive their actions,” stated Stanley in an emailed introduction
The couple purchased their home in Weiser in January of 2017 as parttime residents while they prepared for her husband’s retirement from the USFS. Stanley moved to Weiser permanently in 2018 with her husband joining her in February of 2020. In that time Weiser became their home and they have never looked back.
Stanley believes that being born in Weiser does not make you any more or less qualified to make decisions for Weiser. Stanley believes it may be the opposite. “I am here by choice, not default” stated Stanley.
Stanley decided to run for City Council with the start of the Covid Pandemic. “I know Covid is real because I experienced it first -hand” stated Stanley but she found our local leaderships response to Covid unexpected and in contradiction to everything she believes. The belief that individuals, families and businesses have the right to decide what is best for themselves.
“I believe that the actions during the pandemic and current leaderships desire to grow our community are quickly making our community exactly what many of us live here to avoid. Weiser is a town rich in history and community. A community that celebrates the founders, architects, builders, and craftsman of the past but with expectations of modern comfort and convenience. We need to protect that,” stated Stanley
Stanley doesn’t think that Weiser has a growth problem but a mindset problem. She believes that current leadership sees physical growth as a solution for Weiser while she sees revitalization and building up what is already here, keeping Weiser small and prosperous as the solution. Stanley sees a prosperous town as an active town with lots of activities, small businesses that thrive and events that people come near and far to attend. “Weiser has that potential,” she said. Her plan would not include hundreds of new homes that current residents can’t afford, but a plan to restore, revie and utilize what is already here
Stanley said that she will bring to the council a different mindset on what it means to be on the City Council. She views a position as a job, not a volunteer opportunity and would treat it as such. “With the job comes responsibility and if I am hired, I promise that whatever decision I make will be grounded in what I believe is best for the citizens of Weiser without infringing on their constitutional rights or what they believe is best for themselves, their family and their business,” stated Stanley. If hired she will push to implement transparency in the city government, starting with the city website and informing the public of information on budgets, meeting minutes, and other valid and important information. “Weiser can do much better in making sure citizens are informed of the choices and workings of the government they pay for,” she stated.
Stanley hopes for a more engaged community where community members can be heard, and concerns are addressed. “The people of Weiser deserve more than they are currently receiving and with me they can expect more.”
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