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Noah Hess Announces Candidacy for Longmont City Council

March 26, 2019 GMT

East St. Clair Avenue resident Noah Hess announced Monday that he is running for the Ward 1 Longmont City Council seat up for election this year.

“I’m tired of being angry about politics and feeling helpless about what’s going on in this town, so I am stepping up to give a voice to the young and the disadvantaged of my city,” said Hess, a 33-year-old licensed massage therapist and certified Rolfer at Massage Envy in Longmont.

“I want to use my privilege to fight for those who are unable to fight for themselves. I want Longmont to lead the way for the state and nation as a prosperous, healthy, safe place for all,” Hess stated in a news release and a statement on his campaign website, longmontnoah.com .

He said he is “pushing for bold solutions to our complex problems,” such as creating “a robust affordable housing program to prevent our residents from being priced out of town and help our young families to buy their first homes.”

Hess, a five-year Longmont resident, said he also wants to “help people experiencing homelessness out of the streets with supportive housing” and to “take action to mitigate the effects of climate change and reduce our city’s impact on the environment.”

Hess is seeking the Ward 1 council seat held by Tim Waters, which represents northeast and far eastern Longmont. Waters on Monday said he is not ready to make any announcement about whether he will run for re-election.

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