Lewiston Mayor Pro Tem Michael Collins runs for reelection

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Mayor Pro-Tem Michael Collins is running for reelection because he says he still has a lot to offer.

“I do care about Lewiston,” he said. “This is home and an opportunity to bring somebody to be reelected is to bring someone who is relatively even-keeled to take things into perspective and not be too overly reaction to making decisions.”

Collins said being part of the City Council means working together as a team, and in the community, to reach common goals.

“If the county, the city, the school district, the college, this organization that organization we all start to work together, look at some of the really cool things that we can do together that makes it better for everybody,” said Collins.

He used the voter-approved Bond for a new Lewiston High School as an example of that.

“We saw multiple groups, multiple agencies come together with a common goal,” he said.

And when it comes to the issues that concern the people of Lewiston, Collins said he researches, works to understand, and takes a thoughtful look from all sides before making decisions.

“I think the council really needs somebody like me and if it’s me that’s great or someone like me that’s real similar that’s going to take the time to take into consideration everything who’s going to do the homework,” said Collins.

As far as teamwork, Collins is no stranger to the concept. He’s been Lewis-Clark State College’s cross country head coach since 1997, where his women’s cross country team has the longest streak in the nation of being ranked in the top-25 since 2001.

He’s also a husband, a father, a family man.

“Honesty, integrity, family values are part of what I call my core decisions I make almost always will evolve around those things because that’s a part of who I am,” he said.

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