Election profile, Effingham commissioner: Tim Koester

Tim Koester

As a small business owner, 45-year-old Tim Koester said the City of Effingham should run like a private business.

“I have to keep a balanced budget for my business,” said Koester. “And I have to maintain high customer satisfaction by getting the job done on time. That is how we should run the city.”

The area carpenter thinks those traits would be well-served when working in local government.

“The city has to maintain a balanced budget,” said the father of a 3-year-old daughter.

If he is elected, Koester wants to hold regular office hours to give people the chance to visit and share their concerns.

“I am a people person,” said Koester.

Koester believes that being a graduate of the Effingham High School, a member of St. Anthony Church and an Effingham Knights of Columbus member give him a valuable look at the Effingham community.

He wants to focus on issues that affect area elderly and area roadways.

“I want to work with the council to fix potholes in area roads,” said Koester.

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