John Dickert announced today that his campaign will focus on the central theme of “Top Ten in Ten,” a concept devoted to the notion that Racine has all of the elements in place to become a top ten US city in which to live and work within ten years or less.
“Our city’s lack of family supporting jobs, high crime and poor housing are all problems that can and will be resolved when we as a community set the ambitious long-term goal of Racine as a top ten city in ten years,” said Mr. Dickert, currently a successful Racine-based real estate agent and redevelopment specialist. “It is my feeling that our decisions in the past were based on a culture of ‘band-aid’ approaches to governing without a central, cohesive plan with measurable goals for success.”
John Dickert finished first in the 11-way mayoral primary. Dickert believes this was achieved by focusing on a positive message and stressing the need for a long-term city-wide strategic plan, which serves to direct both the planning efforts of the city department heads as well as focus independent community organizations.
“I’ve spoken with Representative Turner who indicated that he shared my goal for a clean, issues-oriented campaign.” Mr. Dickert continued. “In order for this city to be able to move forward on the positive track to a bright future, it is essential that we set aside the old, tired ways of “politics as usual” and focus on the issues that are critical to our city.”
About John Dickert:
As a community member, John Dickert has worked to make our neighborhoods a better place. As our mayor, John will do the same for the city of Racine.
As a community activist, real estate agent and redevelopment expert, John Dickert worked to clean up Racine’s neighborhoods by converting former drug havens into family homes.
In the private sector, John has brought more than $28,000,000 in new development and dozens of new jobs to the city of Racine.
As a former congressional aide and government relations director, John has extensive and successful history working with agencies in both Madison and Washington DC, which is critical to bringing new resources both public and private into Racine.
April 15, 2009
Dickert campaign releases campaign message, makes clean campaign commitment
John Dickert's campaign put out a press release announcing its campaign message and making a "clean campaign" commitment to Turner. Here's the release: