Harry Haas announces he is running for reelection:
I'm running for re-election to move into phase two of laying the foundation for Home Rule government.
I see it somewhat like highway paving: We're laying the smooth macadam over the more dense stone foundation.
In the first year, our council has successfully:
--transitioned into our Home Rule form of government from the commissioner system.
--hired our first professional manager, who was the most outstanding candidate.
--passed two budgets, the first of which was initially handicapped by a $3million shortfall.
an unprecedented transparency to county government with open
participation at council meetings and with public appointments to county
authorities, boards, and commissions.
My goals for another term on council are to:
--earmark any budget surpluses to specifically pay down our $400 million debt.
--hire the best candidates for charter-mandated division heads.
--agree upon a written vision for a 5, 10, and 20 year countywide plan.
--continue to bring decency and respect to county government.
Our campaign webpage is harryhaas.com
Our campaign's kick off event will be at Rodano's on public square on Thursday, February 28 from 6-7:30.
Fellow Republican candidates for all offices are welcome to bring their petitions.
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