Perryville Ward 1 alderman candidate: Mark A. Hotop

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Age: 52

Place of birth: Cape Girardeau, MO

Spouse, children's names

Single, 2 fur children: Tucker & Gretchen

Occupation: Florist

Employer: self-employed; Andrew's Flower Garden

Businesses owned, all or part: Andrew's Flower Garden, sole proprietor

Previous offices held or sought

None

What is the most important issue facing Perryville? What can be done about it?

Perryville is a thriving community. I feel the most important issue is making sure the city continues to look toward the future. We must ensure that Perryville continues to be a great place to work, shop, and raise the families of tomorrow.

What in your background or education makes you qualified for this office?

I have been a resident and business owner in Perryville for the past 25 years. I've owned rental property for the past 18 years. I would represent fellow business owners in the downtown area, my residential neighbors, as well as fellow landlords.

What infrastructure improvements would you like to see?

Perryville is in desperate need of a dog park. An area for skateboarders also needs to be re-established. The city parking lots in the downtown area should be given a "face lift".

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