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William Burgess has announced two “Meet the Candidate” events leading up to the Nov. 6[more] elections. Burgess is a candidate for Bryant City Council, Ward 2, Position 2.
“I believe it is important to know the people you are voting for,” Burgess said. “It’s not enough just to recognize a candidate’s name. Character is very important. I am holding these events so that the voters in Ward 2 can get to know me better. Likewise, I want to get to know them and their concerns.”
For convenience, both of the events are being held in Bryant’s Ward 2.
The schedule is:
• Whole Hog Cafe, Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m.
• US Pizza, Friday, Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m.
Burgess, 38, is a local small business owner employing over 50 people in Saline County. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology and is currently earning his MBA. He has been married to Melissa Burgess for 18 years. They have two daughters, Katie and Natalie, who both attend Bryant Public Schools.
This year, Burgess was selected as one of central Arkansas’ “40 under 40” by Arkansas Business. He is a member of this year’s graduating class of Leadership Greater Little Rock (Class XXVII).
As Vice-Chairman of the Arkansas District Export Council, he encourages local companies to start or expand their export activities. Growing Arkansas’ exports helps to create jobs in Arkansas. His appointment to the position was made by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
In May of 2012, Burgess participated in Trade Winds Asia. Trade Winds Asia is an official U.S. Department of Commerce multi-sector trade mission to Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
For additional information, contact at William Burgess 501-529-0212 or email Burgess4Bryant@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com\Burgess4Bryant and Twitter: @Burgess4Bryant