"Slim" Nash rejoins city commission in Bowling Green

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The Bowling Green city commission race last night ended with three incumbents retaining their seats.

Joe Denning, Sue Parrigin and Rick Williams will continue to serve, but the fourth spot now belongs to another familiar face, Brian Nash, or as most people call him, "Slim".

"Slim" says voting in all the familiar faces could be a good indication of where the voters stand.

"You could potentially argue that people are really satisfied with the way that the city is operating right now, and that there doesn't need to be any change made to the way things are done."

He also says there's always room for improvement.

"One of the things I really want to drive towards in the next two years of being on the commission," he says, "is ensuring that we're having open, honest debate and discussion about issues."

"Slim" previously spent eight years on the city commission. He says part of the job should be keeping people informed on the city.

"It's vitally important that that the public not know just the decision that the commission renders, but how the commission comes about rendering that decision," he explains. "I support their right to have a different opinion from mine, and I also want them to know that I'm going to represent them even though they have a different opinion."

He plans to use the budget they have to improve the city, as well as review issues that go beyond where they can spend their money:

"For me to say I know exactly how much of an allocation is going to go to any particular interest that I have is just not fair, but there are lots of other issues that come before the city commission where, discussion and/or debate is helpful and in my opinion, very necessary for the public to have confidence in what it is we're doing."

"Slim" says he can't express how excited he is to serve Bowling Green again.

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