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Meet the Ward 4 city council candidates

There is a three-way race in Concord’s Ward 4 this fall.

Kevin Bloom, Byron Champlin and current At-Large Councilor Michael DelloIacono are running for the city council seat. Current Ward 4 Councilor Amanda Grady Sexton is running for a citywide council seat.


Michael DelloIacono turns focus to Ward 4

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Michael DelloIacono thinks Concord can do more to attract business and development. DelloIacono, now finishing his first four-year term as an at-large city councilor, is running for a seat representing Ward 4. He first registered to run for his current seat, but changed his mind after Ward 4 Councilor Amanda Grady Sexton chose to run for an at-large seat. He …

Byron Champlin sees Concord ‘on the verge of great things’

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Byron Champlin wants to work to make downtown Concord a vibrant destination. Champlin, 63, has lived in Concord’s Ward 4 for 26 years and has long considered a run for city council. He decided to run this fall after learning Ward 4 Councilor Amanda Grady Sexton would seek a citywide seat. Now, the 63-year-old program officer for Lincoln Financial Group …

Kevin Bloom runs on BearCat issue in Ward 4

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

One issue drove Kevin Bloom to run for city council: the armored BearCat vehicle. Bloom, a 52-year-old lobbyist and brewery consultant, went door to door in Concord this summer collecting petition signatures to oppose a federal grant for the city to purchase a BearCat. After petition organizers presented the council with more than 1,500 signatures opposing the purchase of the …

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