Here's Marcus's statement announcing his campaign:
Marcus Runs For Alderman
(Racine) Eric Marcus filed as a candidate for alderman in Racine's 2nd District. He collected nearly three times the number of required nominating signatures in less than four days.
Marcus lives and started a business in the 2nd District.
“A lot of people talk about creating jobs,” said Marcus. “I have a record of actually creating more than 20 new jobs in the District. Marcus has more than 25 years of business management experience. He currently serves on the City Plan Commission.
"The people of this District told me they did not want a restrictive historic district. They said they did not want a residential facility for teen fathers in a district neighborhood. I worked hard to defeat both of them.” Marcus led the public hearing on the proposed Southside Historic District and made the motion opposing its creation. He led the Plan Commission's opposition to the residential facility.
"Racine has a rich history as a center for business and innovation", said Marcus. “I'm running for alderman because I want to make Racine a vital player in the 21st century economy, to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses, and to create new jobs."
Marcus participated in drafting a 25-year plan for Racine targeting business development, housing and transportation. “As an alderman I can bring even more leadership and experience to the city. My goal is to generate new ideas, new hope, and a plan for Racine's future in which every person counts," said Marcus.
Marcus is a veteran and is active in community organizations. He is serving his second term as president of Preservation Racine, taught a course in Racine history at UW-Parkside and was a volunteer income tax preparer. Marcus and his wife reside on College Avenue.