Racine mayor should resign.
We awoke Wednesday to find that our community has been changed by the actions of the mayor of the city of Racine.
On that morning we were informed that Mayor Gary Becker was arrested on multiple felony counts associated with solicitation of a minor. The other charges are just as heinous and do not cast Mayor Becker in a good light. We need to remember, though, that in this country we are all innocent until proven guilty and the Mayor has that right as well.
“I feel deeply sorry for the Becker family and hope that they will find their way through this awful ordeal,” stated Bill Folk, Chairman of the Racine GOP. “I have read a number of horrible things said about the Mayor on-line and I ask people to hold their opinions of Mr. Becker until he has had his day in court; he deserves that.”
Since the District Attorney has decided to file criminal charges the Racine County Republican Party calls on the Mayor to resign and allow the city the right to move forward while he defends himself in this criminal case.
“While the community may be bigger than one person, the actions of the mayor reflect on the city of Racine. Mayor Becker should resign so that Racine’s reputation is not further tarnished.”
January 16, 2009
Racine Republicans call on Becker to resign
The Racine County Republican Party called on Mayor Gary Becker to resign today. Here's the statement from party chairman Bill Folk: