Name: Dave Mills
Candidate for office: City Council 3rd district, Republican
Place of residence: Bristol
Profession: Retired physical education teacher and coach
Public service experience: Mills is currently on city council and a member of multiple city boards and committees.
What do you hope to achieve if elected? “There needs to be a concrete vision as to what we would like the city to be, so we could all work in that direction. I’d like to see the school finished, and the downtown development expanded,” he said, to attract restaurants, businesses and people, “which is what downtown is missing.” He added that the Memorial Boulevard Theater Project “would be a focal point we don’t have” and that the city needs “arts representation and Memorial Boulevard is something that would do that.”
Message to voters: “I try to look at people for themselves, not as a democrat or republican, because it doesn’t matter. I try to do what’s best for Bristol. That’s always been my focus,” he said. “I try to look at people for themselves, not as a democrat or republican, because it doesn’t matter. I try to do what’s best for Bristol. That’s always been my focus.” He added that he got involved in local government “to get involved and make some decisions on policies for the people.”