March 30, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Happy Easter season West Bend. The spring ahead of daylight savings time recently means warm weather, the farmers’ market and events in Regner Park are all right around the corner. It also means it is election season in Wisconsin. Please mark your calendars for Tuesday April 3 and get out to vote.
2018 is proving to be a busy year with many contested races at the County, School Board and City Levels. The number of passionate individuals willing to get involved is impressive. We all run for office with the idea we can make a positive difference in our community. Thanks to those who are running and please support these folks with your well informed votes.
Historically I have resisted endorsing candidates for local office. My job as Mayor is to represent you, and work to cooperate with the other officials elected around me. This year, however, there is one contested position I feel deserves to be highlighted, District 7 in the City of West Bend. Generally, this is the northern portion of the City and includes the historic Barton area.
District 7 business owners and constituents are a passionate bunch who have worked hard in recent years to improve their neighborhood and highlight all that is great, historic and exciting about this area of the City. I am proud to have volunteered in dunk tanks, at pie eating contests and father’s day celebrations in this district and I look forward to continuing that tradition. If you have not been up to the Historic Barton in a while, check it out – lots of excitement taking place.
District 7’s current Alderman, Adam Williquette has served our City for 6 years and has been a strong voice advocating for his district and our City as a whole. Alderman Williquette serves as the chairman of our Finance Committee, he serves on the Plan Commission, the BID District and has overseen an increase in road maintenance investment, an increase in City reserves and the decrease in overall debt. His finance education and experience as a commercial real estate broker prove to be valuable to the council, city staff and our constituents. Recently Adam championed adding Barton Business District buildings to the list that qualify for the City’s façade improvement grants.
Adam’s conservative philosophies mean he asks tough but fair questions of our staff to make sure we invest prudently, he keeps a close eye on ‘wants’ versus ‘needs’ and ensures a long term approach to investing your dollars. There is no doubt the City of West Bend is in a stronger financial position thanks to Adam’s involvement.
Adam knows as locally elected officials, we take advice from our internal leadership team but we take direction from you, the citizens and our constituents.
I ask you to support Adam with your votes on April 3.
Thank you West Bend. Enjoy Spring !
Kraig K. Sadownikow
Mayor – City of West Bend
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