Mayor John Dickert is wasting no time in gearing up for the 2011 election.
His campaign is holding a fundraiser on Thursday, June 25 from 5-7 p.m. at Infusino's, 3201 Rapids Drive.
An invitation to the event lists "Host - $500," "Sponsor - $250," and "Supporter - $100." It also says, "All contributions are appreciated."
Dickert, elected mayor on May 5, is serving out former Mayor Gary Becker's four-year term. He has less than two years to build an advantage over potential challengers, including several sitting aldermen and candidates who ran in this spring's special election. Building up a sizable campaign warchest is one way to discourage opponents from entering the race.