A familiar name and face in the Butler community is declaring his candidacy for local elected office.
Lifelong resident of the City of Butler Bob Dandoy will run for Butler Mayor as a Democrat. Dandoy is beginning his second year as a member of Butler City Council.
“I think the mayor has to be a person who’s able to articulate for the citizens of Butler where we’re going, what the vision is, and what we’re trying to do,” Dandoy said. “I’ve always believed that the citizens have ownership in the initiatives that we’re putting forward in city government, or that anyone puts forward.”
Dandoy has spent time as President and Board member of the Main Street revitalization organization Butler Downtown, as well as on the board of directors of both the Butler Little Theater and the Musical Theatre Guild.
He points to his track record in the community as evidence he is ready to embrace this next opportunity.
“I’ll make one promise, that I’ll work really hard for the City of Butler. How do you know that I’ll keep that promise? I’ve always done that,” Dandoy said. “Every organization, every group, everything that I’ve been a part of I’ve worked really hard to improve it for the people of Butler.”
“I love this town, I’ve always believed in it and that’s what I want to do moving forward is to be able to articulate that vision and have people sign on with we and work together to achieve it,” Dandoy added.
Dandoy has taught many years at Karns City High School as well as at Butler County Community College and Slippery Rock University.