When Greg McCortney decided to run for the Ada City Council in 2011, he thought the city needed to become more responsive to citizens and friendlier to local businesses.

McCortney said Thursday that his first two-year term was a crash course in how local government works, and he would like to put that experience to use if he wins a second term.

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