It’s late in the campaign season, and the time when mud starts flying. It’s hard to learn anything positive about what a candidate stands for, what they have done, or will do for you if they are elected. Instead, we are inundated with attack ads and false allegations from one side imploring us to vote for their favorite candidate.
I think it’s worthy to note when a candidate stands on their record and does not attack, compare, or even allude to their opponent. Since June, Scott County Commissioner Jon Ulrich has done just that. He has gone door to door throughout Savage nearly every day except Sundays. He has walked nearly a thousand miles up and down our streets and driveways to talk to you and me about what he has accomplished working hard to serve you as your county commissioner.
His record of accomplishment is impressive. He has worked to reduce the cost and size of government. The Scott County levy, which is usually less than a third of your property tax bill, has gone up six-tenths of a percent year annually, on average, for the last five years. That’s well below the rate of inflation.
Jon has worked hard to reduce congestion and improve the safety of our roads. He led the debate that secured the vital funding that allowed the 494/169 interchange to be built. Removal of this bottleneck helped pave the way toward Jon’s goal of attracting new business development and livable wage jobs to Scott County. In the last two years, Scott County has added $450 million in new business development and 3,500 livable wage jobs.
On Nov. 4, I encourage you to vote for Jon Ulrich as your Scott County Commissioner. He is a proven leader working hard to serve you.
Posted on 16 Oct 2014, 18:57 - Category: Letters To The Editor