As you may know, I declared my intention to run for Mayor of Racine last August, long before the scandal broke about Gary Becker, and before large numbers of candidates, apparently afraid to run against Becker, suddenly emerged, anxious to show their “concern” for the city. Most of these suddenly concerned citizens either currently hold political office, or have held it in the past. If they had any idea what to do about the problems that plague Racine – problems of economic suffocation, over-regulation of business, increased stress and a pervasive feeling of hopelessness – we would not be in the economically and emotionally depressed state in which we find ourselves today.
Fixing Racine’s problems will take more than wishing. We can’t continue as we have in the past and expect our situation to improve. We need the leadership of a person with the proven financial skills to stop wasteful spending. A person who knows how to achieve MORE with LESS. A person who understands the importance of supporting business in order to provide jobs and encourage our economy. And a person who can work with our community organizations to promote education, personal responsibility and hope for the future.
I am that person.
February 18, 2009
Harding: 'Fixing Racine’s problems will take more than wishing'
Mayoral candidate Jody Harding sent out a fundraising letter today reiterating her own plans to run for office. She writes: