Ben Giles Runs For FDL City Council
Ben Giles hopes to bring some fresh prospective to the Fond du Lac City Council. He says he has always been interested in politics and returned to the City about a year ago after getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at the UW-Madison. He is the Membership Director at the YMCA and oversees a Youth in Government program. He is also involved in the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac. He would like to see the City attract more young professionals like himself. He says, “From my perspective I think it is bringing young folks to Fond du Lac incentivizing them to stay in Fond du Lac and create families here. I think that is a big, big priority.” He says millennials like him want to live, work and socialize in the downtown and Fond du Lac needs to offer that. He also feels Lakeside Park is under utilized. He says if he is elected to the City Council he wouldn’t just represent young people on the Council. He says, “Obviously I’m going to advocate for alls kinds of citizens. I’m here talking a lot about young people and issues and bringing them here. But I want to be a voice and I want to inspire people, I want to help people and I think if you got to know me and who I am as a person you’d see that in what I do and that will reflect my City Council work as well.” Ben Giles is one of five candidates running for four spots on the City Council. His father Greg Giles currently serves on the Council.