PLYMOUTH — Another local man has thrown his hat in the ring in the race to be Plymouth’s next Mayor.
Plymouth businessman Jim Vinall filed the paperwork with the Marshall County Clerk’s office to make himself a candidate in the upcoming primary election for the top office in Plymouth city politics. He joins fellow businessman Tony Gamble and current Mayor Mark Senter as those who have announced their intention to seek the office. Vinall has filed on the Democrat ticket
Vinall is a fixture in the city’s business scene. He spent 20 years working in management at Amer-ican Optical (Warner Lambert) and for the past 30 years has owned his own business in Plymouth. He ran for city council nearly 20 years ago and has been active in many city governmental committees over the years.
“I decided to run for the same reason I bought my building (The City Center),” he said. “I care about Plymouth. I care about this city and what happens here.”
Vinall feels that attracting business to the area is a job the next mayor must take on along with agencies already in place.
“There are some very good programs in place with the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation and some of the things the Chamber of Commerce is involved with,” he said. “I would work in conjunction with those organizations. All that needs to be pulled together.”