Thank you for giving me the privilege of serving as the Alder for District 6 since 2007. I am seeking a 4th term and look forward to talking with neighbors about the issues facing District 6 and the City. The election is April 2, 2013.
As your Alder I will continue to provide engaged and collaborative leadership in the service of expanded transportation options, infill development that respects our historic neighborhoods, sustainable economic development that creates living wage jobs and increases our tax base, and protecting city services. Additionally, in a time of unprecedented economic challenges, I will promote policies that foster food and housing security as well as accountable public safety.
One of the impacts of the recession is the decline in property tax revenues which has made it increasingly difficult for the city to maintain services at levels we have come to expect. We need to insure that our public schools remain top-notch and that all students have the opportunity to succeed. We need to work with the school district and county and other partners to make sure we are using our resources most effectively.
Over the last six years, I’ve focused on the incredible opportunity we have to create employment in the Capitol East District, build Central Park and create Madison’s first skate park in the historic rail corridor. The opportunities of the East Washington corridor extend to Union Corners and now (with redistricting) to the East Madison Shopping Center and the Worthington Park neighborhood near Hwy 30.
I am committed to finding solutions to homelessness, increasing our supply of affordable housing and addressing issues of racial disparities and economic inequality. And I will continue to work on environmental and water quality issues.
My work is grounded in consensus building and careful listening. I enjoy working with neighbors to resolve issues and insure effective participation in city processes. I believe my solid representation has served District 6 and the city well. I hope I can count on your support.