My name is Rob Stockdale and I have lived in Reinbeck for 23 years. I helped my wife Cheryl run a business on Main Street for 11 years, until we recently decided to sell. I am running for City Council because I feel that Reinbeck is a great small town with a lot to offer, but sometimes I think we seem to overlook small business and just what they mean to the survival of the town. I also think that in the past Reinbeck has not found a good balance between taking care of the infrastructure of our town and the continued growth we need to be a prosperous community. I believe the new council members we elected in the last election have been successful in trying to come to that balance and I would like to contribute anything I can to keep the momentum going in the right direction. I think the biggest challenges facing Reinbeck right now is figuring out how to make itself stand out from all the other small towns and bringing good people here to live insuring that we stay a thriving community.