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Ontario’s council candidates want to boost city growth

ONTARIO – Seven people are running for five seats on the Ontario City Council including two political veterans and a host of newcomers.

Sitting council members Dan Capron and Thomas Jost seek to retain their seats on the council. Capron was elected to the council in 2017 while Jost was appointed in August to finish out the term of Tessa Winebarger, who resigned to pursue her education.

Others running for council are KyLee Aguiar, Michael Braden Cydney Cooke, Freddy Rodriguez and Ethel “Eddy” Thiel.

Capron said no one reason moved him to run for council but he said he feels he “balances the council out.”

“I try to look at things differently than others. Meet the people who may not be noticed by others. Some of the best ideas that have improved the community have come from others,” said Capron . . .