Austin talks about local political candidate, Tina Slendak.
AUSTIN: [00:00:00] Critics often say that politics is dirty and corrupt and no good because generally speaking, it attracts a lower class individual, whether they’re egomaniacs or just people who have a crooked intention from the very beginning. Well, every now and then, a superstar in community activism rises to the top of the heap when it comes to political candidates.
And we have had one of those announce her intention for office in the Augusta City Commission race coming up in 2024. Her name is Tina Slendak. She lives in National Hills, and I’ve known her for, gee whiz, well over 30 years. She was a neighbor of mine for a long time, but I’ve seen her work through several different community activist groups in that community support groups.
I probably should say that I think the West August Alliance is one of them, and she has certainly been a positive influence in her neighborhood, to say the very least. She is about to slow down her professional responsibilities with a local architectural firm. She’s done great work in downtown Augusta for many years, and she’s looking to replace Sean Frantom, who will be retired out of his seventh district against the city commission seat because of term limits.
By the way, Sean probably will stick around with some political aspirations. Stay tuned for that, we’re told. In the meantime, Tina is a great representative of the National Hills area. The seventh District would be very, very lucky to have her. I ask you to look into supporting her because I think superstars like Tina are needed in local government, and I can promise you she’ll do a great job representing the seventh district if she’s given a chance. And that’s the comment, I’m Austin Rhodes, AM 580/95.1 FM News Talk WGAC. [00:01:33][93.1]