Letter: Dell’s business practices will carry over to council

From: Susan and Terry Whittaker

Columbus

We are writing to ask you to consider voting for Tom Dell for city council at-large. As fellow small business owners, we know the challenges Tom faces in his highly competitive retail men’s clothing business, Dell Brothers. He has succeeded in keeping this venerable family business and Columbus institution alive and growing as it approaches 100 years.

Much of what Tom has practiced in his business, such as working within a budget, responsive customer service and community service, will be invaluable as a city council member. We have always found Tom to be highly organized, detail oriented and one who listens to all sides of an issue before passing judgement.

We are fortunate as a community that all those running for city council this year are qualified and well respected, but Tom offers a fresh voice and a unique perspective that we feel will strengthen our city.