Thursday, May 11, 2017

Paul Ricci, Independent for Johnstown, PA City Council

This is a cross post with my new website

Paul Ricci, Independent for Johnstown, PA City Council

Hello I'm Paul Ricci and I approve this message.

I was born here in 1970.  I have worked in a variety of fields and in a variety of cities which gives me a unique perspective on what works and what doesn’t for Johnstown.  Being a statistician - with experience in research methodology - helps me to see patterns in social trends that are not easy to see with the naked eye and to find solutions to problems when they are called for.  The platform I am running on is:
  • A Living Wage Ordinance for the City
    • I was going to propose a living wage ordinance but it has been brought to my attention that Pennsylvania has a law preventing cities from doing so.  As a city councilman, I will introduce a resolution urging the state and federal government to do so.
  • End Corruption by Improving Enforcement and Transparency in City Government
  • Body cameras for police
  • City Wide Wifi
  • Consolidation of Local Communities with Johnstown
  • Fight the Drug Problem in the City through Better Treatment and Education
Our city has the third fastest shrinking population in the US, the graph below shows how our County, Cambria County, lags behind our state and the US as a whole in median household income, and our county ranked 63rd out of 67 PA counties in the annual County Health Rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with low rankings for quality of life and length of life.

For our city to move forward, we need out-of-the-box thinkers as our leaders.  I am currently collecting signatures to be placed on the ballot for the November election.  I am running as an independent.  If anyone is interested in assisting my campaign or signing my petition (if you are a registered voter in Johnstown of any party affiliation or independent) you may contact me at

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