Berke Seeks To Engage All Citizens

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Though I have been an active volunteer in the community for many years, I am new to the political scene. I have always voted– but have never had a sign in my yard, or volunteered at campaign events. That all changed for me this summer. I volunteered at an event for Andy Berke. Andy spoke of renewing our city. He spoke of the early influence of his grandfather and his desire to help people. This man touched my heart in such a way that I cannot be quiet about it. 

Rather than make empty promises that are so typical in elections, what drives Andy is a desire to have a conversation. How do we create positive change in our community and our government? The Berke campaign has taken a very different approach. It has taken many by surprise. Volunteers are out every weekend going door to door. Events are being held in all types of venues, seeking to engage citizens in their community. 

Local elections are important. Please join me in supporting and voting for Andy Berke for mayor. Let’s start a conversation that will renew our community and our city hall.

Julie Barringer

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