FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A local occupational therapist says now is the time for her generation to step up and provide leadership.
Holly Hertzberg, 25, hopes to take the Ward 4, Position 2 seat currently held by Kyle Smith, who is running for election to keep his seat for the next four years. She’ll also face challengers Adam Fire Cat and Paul Waddell.
Hertzberg said she believes that through common sense, non-ideological, creative problem solving the council can work together to better the lives of everyone in Fayetteville, especially those who are the least fortunate.
“I believe in ‘one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,’” she said. “Those timeless words from our Pledge of Allegiance are so appropriate for our times. We can come together in 2020, right and left, Democrat and Republican, all races and creeds.”
Having someone with a healthcare background will improve the council, she said.
“We must keep people safe during COVID-19, and better our parks for children with disabilities,” Hertzberg said.
She’s recently become passionate about supporting the Fayetteville Police Department and said the council made a mistake when voting to deny grant funds for two new school resource officers for Fayetteville Public Schools.
Ward 4 contains a large portion of west Fayetteville, including Razorback Stadium, Holt Middle School, Holcomb Elementary School, and the Boys & Girls Club of Fayetteville.