My Fellow Mill City Neighbors,
My wife, Christine, and I have the fortune to be surrounded by wonderful neighbors within our Centralville neighborhood. We are proud to call Lowell home.
However, sadly, we have also witnessed the troubles of our city grow over time.
Like every Lowellian, we face rising costs of living, streets and neighborhoods that are in disrepair, and a city that is losing the battle of attracting and keeping businesses and jobs here.
Over the past few years, unemployment has reached a record high. Homes across the city have gone into foreclosure, and crime has consistently been at the forefront of our city’s issues. Neighborhoods across the city have been affected by the past recession, and although the economic outlook has improved, our residents and businesses have not been able to get back on their feet.
Through it all, one fact is unmistakable -- City Hall has been stagnant with the same councilors making the same decisions and getting the same result.
It’s time for a change.
Lowell is a city of great history, rich with traditions and culture. Ours has been a city of building industry, innovations, and most recently a center for educational growth. All of this has been achieved as a direct result of the hard work and talents of many generations of Lowell residents. And, the future of all of these achievements hangs in the balance of the decisions we make today.
Today’s residents of Lowell work just as hard as their ancestors and deserve to be represented by a councilor that will represent them with just as much vigor. Lowell needs and deserves a councilor who treats all the neighborhoods of Lowell equally and who lends an open ear, eager to listen to the problems and concerns of all its residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Lowell needs and deserves a councilor to tell it like it is and work every day to better the lives of every resident.
I pledge to be that councilor and I respectfully ask for your support.
How will I accomplish all of this as your city councilor?
- I will be a driving force for representation for all, a fresh new voice that will stand up for all the people of Lowell and for all of our neighborhoods.
- I will work to bring to and keep new businesses in our city.
- I will strive to increase the number of jobs in our city and to reduce the number of unemployed Lowell residents.
- I will make it my priority to make our city a leader in economic growth, a city of great educational opportunity, and a safe and affordable place where all residents will want to remain for generations to come.
- I will work to lead our city to a brighter future.
If given the chance, with your vote, I will establish or restore your faith in our city government. The city council is the people’s voice and is out of touch with what the voters want and need. With your vote, I will humbly work in representing you, my neighbors and friends.