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Randy Morton

Editor’s note: This is the third in a five part series introducing Galt City Council candidates. One City Council candidate will be profiled each week through Sept. 30. Profiles will run in ballot order. Candidates’ replies to issue questions will be covered in the Oct. 7 edition.

Galt City Council candidate Randy Morton said he wants to leave Galt a better place. That desire started way back in 1992, when the local candidate was just 20 years old and he started his first business venture.

His Fitness Pro was originally located in the Galt Mall and, when it came to working out, it was the only game in town – the first Galt gym. Cultivating an inviting atmosphere and listening to his gym members, Morton’s small gym soon grew and he was able to expand into a space in the Save Mart Shopping Center.

Seven years ago, Morton’s care and attention to the physical fitness needs of the community led him to expand yet again to his current location in the industrial area of Galt.

An advocate for physical and mental health for the community, Morton has shifted his fitness classes and equipment outside, at a great cost. But the overall happiness of his clientele was Morton’s priority.

Morton was born in Montana and lived there until he was 16 when the family, including his sister, moved to Lodi. His father served his country in the Marines. His mother and her husband still live in Lodi.

“I have been a registered voter in Galt for many years,” Morton said. “I live on the eastside. My sister also lives in the Great American Little Town – Galt. I am very grateful for the support from Galt’s community for over 28 years.”

Staying involved in the Galt community has a special significance.

“I am blessed to be the father of my beautiful 6-year-old daughter Jessi,” Morton said. “She is my inspiration to do my best as a father and also a provider.”

Working together with the community to enhance life for all residents will be a focus for Morton, should he be elected.

“I want to leave Galt a better place for my daughter, family, friends and church family, as well as taking care of the (local) businesses and all the wonderful people of Galt,” said Morton.