“I appreciate all the folks who supported me, and in particular the folks who worked with me to get out and spread our word. I love being on the city council, I love what we do, I love the folks with whom we work and I appreciate the way we work together,” Tonsmeire said. “We are able to disagree then come to a consensus ..., we are a team and I like being part of a team.”
Tonsmeire said he appreciated the role his family played in the reelection as well as Mike Fields, campaign steer person. He said an upcoming issue he plans to approach while serving on the council is that of replacing the income that comes from the Freeport tax.
“I think the next big challenge for us is to come up with some way to replace the income that comes from the remaining percentage of Freeport and it’s easy to say ‘let’s get rid of Freeport,’ but we depend upon that percentage of income as part of our receipts, so we’re going to have to work on that,” Tonsmeire said.