A familiar name and face in the Butler community is declaring his candidacy for local elected office.
Lifelong resident of the City of Butler Bob Dandoy will run for Butler City Council as a Democrat. Two seats on the council are up for election this year.
Dandoy has spent time as President and Board member of the Main Street revitalization organization Butler Downtown, as well as on the board of directors of both the Butler Little Theater and the Musical Theatre Guild. He is looking forward to getting involved in a new way.
“For a long time, I have chosen to influence policy and plans in the community from the outside,” Dandoy said in an interview Friday. “I find it is now time to step up and become part of the decision-making mechanism that is our council. I have long been dedicated to the improvement and revitalization of our city, a dedication indicated by my extensive community service. It is vital to our success that our city residents and business owners are consulted on issues, projects, plans, and programs that the city undertakes and executes and that these stakeholders be empowered to contribute their own talents and ideas. I hope to be a voice for both their concerns, wishes, and suggestions.”
Dandoy spent over many years teaching at Karns City High School as well as at Butler County Community College and Slippery Rock University.