I owe the 4th district electors a big debt of gratitude for giving me the most votes in the special primary election. I ask that they vote for me again November 10th in the general election and I promise I will try to my best to be worthy of their trust.
Many of the people in the 4th district know me well. Oconomowoc has been my home for years, my children have grown up here, and I have a two-year old grandson who has newly discovered the city’s many delights. I served the 4th district for 18 years, and when I chose not to run again because of other demands in my life, I continued to serve on the plan commission.
There’s this thing about local government that some newcomers don’t get. You don’t get to make general statements and empty promises because policies you did not adopt and what they cost directly affect the people you shop with, go to church with and live in the neighborhood with. Every two years they get to judge you and decide whether you’re doing what you are supposed to do. Nine times the people of 4th district decided I was worth their vote. I agreed to seek the office now because constituents encouraged me to do so. They believe that my experience will bring a perspective that is especially needed, because there has been so much turnover among the aldermen.
I am not a boat rocker and I don’t believe in change for change’s sake. I have lived long enough to understand that everything that lives and grows changes, including our City. I love Oconomowoc and believe I have helped bring about some of the positive changes that others can only make vague promises about. I have a proven record of serving the 4th District and your City. Your vote will help me continue.