HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City Councilman Bill Kling is giving us a peek inside his strategy to hold on to his seat. Kling is making his push for re-election personal.
Kling did not invite friends. He did not hang balloons. There was no crowd and no fancy reception.
“I wanted to do it this way to communicate my ideas and the fact I want this campaign to emphasize the streets, the neighborhoods and meat and potatoes approach,” added Kling.
Kling, who represents district four, is okay having fun, but wants to remain active and focused on his re-election campaign.
“I feel we have a great community and wonderful district. I really have enjoyed some good things I have been able to contribute to or make happen,” added Kling.
He has served 26 years on Huntsville’s City Council. He hopes to serve more with a seventh term.
“The whole theme or cornerstone of my campaign is going to be door-to-door, door-to-door and door-to-door. I like the personal contact. Walking around neighborhoods gives me a chance to see things,” added Kling.
Kling’s campaign platform includes more road resurfacing, seeking jobs and economic growth, and improved recreation facilities.
Jackie Reed has indicated she will run against Kling.
Qualifying opens July 1 and closes July 15. The municipal election is August 26, 2014. See more on Hsvcity.com.
Watch our recent in-depth interview with Councilman Kling and Councilman Will Culver, featured on WHNT News 19’s Leadership Perspectives segment.