His campaign statement said:
“I am running for mayor because I care deeply about the Racine community. Since the special election was announced, I have been moved by the outpouring of support from my neighbors, colleagues, and friends. With their encouragement and their input, I am prepared to run a campaign committed to local jobs, safe streets, responsive government, and essential services.”
Karas emphasized the importance of community involvement in his campaign, and reaffirmed his belief that the best way to become a good mayor is to reach out, listen to, and work with the people of Racine. Karas also vowed to respond to all questions and suggestions posted through his website and he invites any community member to call or stop by his campaign office with feedback and input.
The People for Pete Karas office is at 521 6th St., and will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. “I want to be the most accessible candidate running for Mayor, and the outstanding volunteers who will be staffing our office and operations will make that possible,” he said.
Those who wish to learn more or support the campaign are invited to his kickoff event Sunday, Feb. 22, at Park Six, 500 6th St. The event, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. will also serve as Pete’s 50th birthday celebration.
“I couldn’t be more proud to have spent my 50 years as a resident of Racine and I hope to have the chance to work with the people our community by serving as their Mayor,” he said.