Letter To The Editor: Support Kading in District 12 Election
Election is on Tuesday between Ron Kading and Rick Hastings.
Editor's Note: The following letter was written by Erik Rhine, who wanted to run for alderman but did not live in District 12 because of redistricting.
I have paid close attention to the alderman election for Waukesha’s 12th district, even after my own disqualification from the race. I publically supported Ron Kading. Many people have inquired as to why.
I have met with Ron several times over the past few months. It became evident that water, taxes and a sustainable city economy emerged as the most important issues in Waukesha. Ron Kading has strong opinions, and backs his positions with facts. More importantly, Ron believes it is the duty of alderman to listen and respond to each and every constituent, unlike many of our current council members. How often do aldermen actually make a concerted effort to meet and talk with residents? Ron won’t just have lively discussions with ‘his’ constituents. He believes every member of the council is accountable to everyone in the city, regardless of any political boundaries; for we are all neighbors in Waukesha.
I don’t support Ron Kading because of political ideology. I truly believe he transcends political labels in a way that makes him the ideal candidate. Now, more than ever, Waukesha citizens need their voices heard. Residents of the 12th district can and will be heard with Ron Kading on the Common Council.
I encourage anyone interested in learning more information or who simply want to be heard to contact Ron Kading. He will listen. I encourage those residing in District 12 to vote for Ron Kading on April 3. I am confident that my fellow citizens will make an informed decision. This confidence stems from a universal desire to be heard, not muted. I am happy to support Ron Kading for alderman. I have high hopes that District 12 will be represented by Mr. Kading following April 3.