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Name: Marcia Kiesling
Occupation: RN at Aultman Hospital - 19 years
Education: Bachelor of science in nursing from Malone University 2000, Diploma RN from Aultman Hospital School of Nursing '92, McKinley High School '88, currently working on my Masters in Nursing to become a Family Nurse Practitioner - to graduate 8/2012
Political Affiliation: Republican
Office Sought: Council-at-Large
Previous Political Office Sought or Held: North Canton Council-at-Large 7/01-12/05 and 12/07-present
Candidate Statement: I have been a North Canton resident for 18 years, married to my husband Dave for 19 years and have three children: Riley (senior in high school), Ben (eighth grade) and Lesley (fifth grade).
I am very involved in the community, as a member of the CIC, softball booster club, PTA, NCMS PTA, Secretary of N Canton Republican Committee, Member of Votes for Women, Aultman's Women's Board, a trustee and Sunday school teacher at my church and former member of the Stark County Board of Health.
We are currently working on the budget and negotiating with the , with hopes of coming together and working out the best solution for the city. Everyone wants great services: police, , but they also deserve a great park system, great roads and healthy water and sanitary services along with efficient storm sewers. Compromise is the best way to get it all done and we have been blessed with a great staff in the city who are willing to go the extra mile!
The next two years will be just as tough as the last but by collaborating with the schools and the and potentially other townships around us, we can all get the job done and thrive in the best place to live, work and play.