Fourth Ward residents will have a third choice besides the Republican and Democrat candidates for the position of Alderman on the ballot this November. Tim Quist said yesterday he will be running under the independent “Voice of the People” line.
In a press release issued yesterday, Quist said, “I am a hard-working father of two young boys, living in our city, and I am compelled to contribute and serve our community to the fullest extent of my abilities. I was born and raised in Amsterdam, and have always found the city to be a welcoming home for me. I would like this feeling to pass on to my children, and in order to do that, there are some changes the city currently needs.”
According to Quist, he holds an Associate’s Degree from Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Social Science as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science (with a Psychology minor) from the University at Albany. Quist said he has worked for ten years in the warehousing / logistics field, five of which where in a leadership role. He then started work in sales, first with an international bus dealer and now currently works for Time Warner Cable.
Quist also said he enjoys volunteer coaching both a girl’s and men’s softball team and a youth t-ball team, and is active in his church community.
In his press release, Quist said that he hopes to bring a “bi-partisan” approach to improving the community.
“We must focus and work together to find solutions to many issues the city faces such as blight, code enforcement, tax stabilization, and economic development,” said Quist.