PROVIDENCE — Jeanell Sealy is running for a two-year term on the Providence City Council. On KVNU’s For the People program on Monday, she explained what prompted her to run.
“Things that matter to me, and to other people kind of in my similar situation, I didn’t feel like were on the city’s radar. So I felt like I had maybe a perspective and a voice that could add to the current council,” she said.
The mother of six said her experience in being actively involved with the PTA and the student council at Providence Elementary would be of assistance on the city council.
“I had experience with student community council. What that is…there’s school trust land funds from the state and there (are) all sorts of hoops and protocol and stipulations to deal with the funding there. I felt like having that experience is something that’s productive for city council because, I think, when we go in and try and solve problems there’s always strings attached to money you get from the government.”
Sealy said realizing there are constraints and rules they have to follow to get money and yet be creative at the same time and come up with solutions would serve her well in Providence City. You can learn more about her on Facebook and at www.votesealy.com. The other candidate for the two-year seat in Providence is former mayor Don Calderwood.
AUDIO: Providence council candidate Jeanell Sealy talks to Jason Williams on KVNU’s For the People