J. P. Peters Enters Race for
Fayetteville City Council – Ward 4
Fayetteville resident and small business owner
(Fayetteville, Ark.) – Fayetteville resident and nationally known health care consultant Jimmie “J. P.” Peters announced her candidacy today for the Ward 4 representative on the Fayetteville City Council, an area which includes most of west Fayetteville.
J. P. is the owner of Peters HealthCare Consultants, which advises state officials and legislators (including Arkansas) on nearly all federal matters relating to health care. Peters said she has an extensive background in public service with specialized experience in Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs, all with a special emphasis on combating fraud and abuse to save taxpayers’ dollars.
“Public service has always been my number one priority, especially in the health care field. I have long believed we must help our seniors, children and those who are less fortunate, but in a way that respects taxpayers’ hard-earned money,” said Peters. “Throughout most of my career, I’ve been part of a coaching team helping our leaders make good decisions. However, as we face tough economic times, incredible opportunities to grow our city and monumental changes to our health care system, I decided to get in the game and work hard so that I could personally help families and small businesses who call Fayetteville home.”
As a native Arkansan and resident of Fayetteville, J. P. has had a long career in helping candidates and elected officials make better decisions when it comes to health care – allowing health care providers to provide higher quality and more affordable health care to children, seniors and working families.
“I retired after more than 30 years of service to the citizens of the United States, and since then, I have been incredibly active in local government serving on the Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods, Tree & Landscape Advisory Committee (now known as the Urban Forestry Advisory Board) and attending every city council meeting possible,” said J. P. “I love visiting with residents of Fayetteville and listening to their ideas on to how to make our city an even better and more vibrant place to raise a family.”
Peters said some of other top priorities would be to improve the bike trails in Ward 4 to connect all of Fayetteville, seeking new funding sources for public transportation, support greater tree preservation and protection, actively participate in the Wedington Drive Corridor study, and further development of the Town & Gown Advisory Committee. She also said she wanted to maintain the city’s “mutually beneficial relationship” with the University of Arkansas.
“I think it’s important to maintain and preserve our city’s unique history with the UA campus, while also taking into account the issues concerning future campus expansions, including housing, parking and newer facilities. We must strike a solid balance that benefits the college and the city’s families,” said J. P.
J. P. attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where she pursued a bachelor’s degree in political science.
“My campaign is focused on ‘Connecting Fayetteville’ because if elected, I will stand up and fight for the issues that will make the Fayetteville community even stronger,” said Peters. “In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to discussing my vision of our community and to listening to the residents that make up Fayetteville’s Ward 4. I ask the voters to give me the honor of representing them on the city council by voting for me this November.”
Peters said she would also like to invite all Fayetteville residents and those interested in learning more about her race for Ward 4 to join their campaign kickoff event on Thursday, August 30th from 5 – 7 p.m. at On the Corner Grill in Fayetteville. For more information, visit www.JPforFayetteville.com or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.