Why John?


John is a 40-year Mequon resident.

John is committed to Mequon. He moved here while in high school, and decided to stay. His wife Stacey has lived here since she was five. Their daughters grew up here. John loves this community. This is the best place to live in Wisconsin. John will work to keep it that way.

John brings proven leadership.

It is impossible to improve an organization if you do not know how it works. John has been involved in City government for about 20 years. He started by serving on volunteer boards and commissions. He was elected to the Common Council in 2001, and was reelected three times. After 12 years, he voluntarily stepped aside, believing that no elected official should “own” an office. When his successor decided not to seek reelection, he ran again. John currently is the President of the Common Council, he has served on the Planning Commission, and he has chaired each other committee that can be chaired by an alderman.

John has worked to keep taxes low and will continue to do so.

John proposed, passed and worked to maintain a city government tax levy freeze. Mequon has one of the lowest city tax rates in the state. Mequon has proven that it can provide great services, maintain infrastructure and invest in our future while keeping taxes low. Doing so requires frugality and efficiency, together with a diverse residential, commercial and light industrial tax base.

John is committed to excellent police, fire and ambulance services.

Mequon is one of the safest communities in one of the safest states. It needs to stay that way. We must maintain excellent police, fire and ambulance services, John has been an advocate for all three. He believes we need to be proactive to plan for the new safety challenges facing society.

John is committed to excellent roads.

There was a time when Mequon did not maintain its roads well. John worked to fix that. We now need to keep them in good condition.

John is committed to open spaces, rural areas and successful, small areas of shopping and restaurants.

In every survey, residents have said they want more restaurants and neighborhood businesses. With good planning, we can have those while still maintaining the rural feel Mequon is known for. John’s focus will always be on what is good for our residential neighborhoods and for each of us as taxpayers.

John is committed to developing a sense of community.

Emphasizing private-public partnerships, John will work to improve our parks, pool, festivals, library and community activities while ensuring they are not a burden on taxpayers.

John works for consensus, not division.

As an alderman, John has been a consensus builder. He knows we can have good, principled government without petty bickering and, even when people strongly disagree, they should work with each other on the next issue without making things personal. That is why people all over Mequon, of all political perspectives, ages and interests, are supporting John’s candidacy. Click here to see a sample of the people who are supporting John for Mayor. After all, local government is nonpartisan. The Mayor does not represent the Republican Party or the Democratic Party. The Mayor represents the interests of all people in Mequon. Local government has nothing to do with those partisan issues on the state and federal levels that too often divide people.

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