Candidate for Powell City Council HeatherKarr.com
As an advocate, teacher, and mother of two, I believe deeply in the value of service. I live in Powell with my husband David and our children Hannah and Nate. I love this community and when you love something, you fight for it. That’s why I’m running for Powell City Council.
I graduated from The Ohio State University with my Bachelor’s degree in 1993 and went on to earn a Law Degree from Capital Law School in 1999. I became an attorney because I wanted to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. That’s why I started my career at the Columbus City Attorney’s Office, where I worked directly with law enforcement officers to provide legal advice regarding police matters and review use of force investigations to prevent liability.
In 2005 I began working with The Justice League of Ohio as the Victims’ Rights Compliance Director. In this role I collaborated with judges, prosecutors and advocates to draft model victims’ rights policies and procedures. It was truly rewarding to fight for innocent victims and ensure that victims are treated with dignity and care by the legal system. I went on to work as a Staff Attorney in the Fifth District Court of Appeals where I researched and wrote decisions in local cases.
In 2014, I decided to apply my passion for service in a different environment: the classroom. I became a substitute teacher working in a Special Learning Center focusing on children with autism. The opportunity to work directly with children and assist them in their education journey was incredible. Today, I work as a Teaching Assistant for Olentangy Preschools where I work with special needs preschool children ages 3-6.
In 2017 I was appointed to serve as the City of Powell Representative for the Delaware County Board of Health and a member of the Ohio Association of Boards of Health. In these roles, I have represented our community’s interest and the health of our citizens.
Now, I have decided to take my advocacy to the Powell City Council. I believe that this incredible community can do more to foster unity, smart growth, and financial stability. If elected, I will be the only mother of children under the age of 18 on our City Council. It’s time to bring a mother’s perspective to the table and ensure that our representatives are truly reflecting the desires of the people. As your council member, I will work with our local elected officials to stand up for the people of Powell and drive our community forward. I hope I can count on your support.
My Key Goals:
Fixing our Infrastructure
Better policy regarding traffic congestion and parking availability will make Powell a better place to raise a family, manage a business, and thrive. Smart Growth and Development. It’s time to put our residents at the center of development policy. We must open up the process of development approval at every stage and ensure that developers are paying their fair share.
A Healthy and Safe Powell
Our EMS and Fire professionals deserve the support of our elected leaders. I’ll fight for our emergency service providers and build on my experience as your representative to the Delaware County Board of Health to institute more health-based policies.
How You Can Help:
Please consider making a contribution at HeatherKarr.com so that I can get my message to voters and be the first Democrat to serve on Powell City Council!