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Leah Morrison says her career is a benefit for mayor's office

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Leah Morrison moved to Iowa 13 years ago after marrying her husband. This is where they've decided to raise their family.

She says it's her career that will play a significant roll in her efforts to be mayor. Morrison is a small business owner and for the last 19 years she's been a tax accountant.

"I've helped small businesses and families navigate the ever changing economy, specifically adjusting their tax burden," said Morrison.

She says one of the biggest challenges she will attack as mayor, the city's tax levee rate. 

"But I think we first need to analyze where we are before we can decide what direction we're headed and I think that the challenges our city faces specifically, we need a tax accountant. Someone who has spent time balancing budgets , running businesses, and that's what I've been doing in the 19 years," said Morrison.

She says another room for improvement would be the perception of public safety in the city.

"I was surprised that not a single officer said to me we need more officers, nobody said we need raises. They are from my perception a very happy group of people who are working extremely hard for the citizens and they're doing it in very resourceful ways."

Morrison says the suggestions she received from officers won't be expensive to fix.

For more information about Leah Morrison: http://www.leahformayor.com/meetleah/

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