WATERTOWN, NY — Longtime City of Watertown resident Doug Rice filed petitions this morning to run for a four year term on Watertown City Council.
“Over the past few weeks, I’ve really enjoyed the chance to meet and talk with voters,” said Rice. “Very much appreciate their taking the time to sign my petition and giving me this opportunity to do something for this city. I’m excited about running for City Council and look forward to talking with even more residents about their concerns and ideas for Watertown. I genuinely believe that is going to be the key for the city in the years to come.”
Mr. Rice was born and raised in the City of Watertown and is a graduate of Watertown High School, Jefferson Community College and Douglas Education Center in Monessen, PA. He is currently employed as a news director and producer at WWNY TV-7/ WNYF FOX-28, where he has worked since 2006.
Mr. Rice is currently a resident of Watertown’s North Side, where he lives with his wife and two children. After spending several years living in Oswego County, Mr. Rice returned to the City in 2017.
“I returned to the City of Watertown because this is my home. I grew up here and I believe in its future,” said Mr. Rice. “But I think we need fresh perspective right now. I am a motivated, out-of-the-box thinker who has what it takes to bring about real, positive change to our City. I look forward to sharing my ideas in the coming months with the people of Watertown and eventually, earning a seat on the Council.”