I understand that Bernie is upset that he didn't receive the endorsement of the Police Protective Association. But as the PPA president stated, as reported in today's Indy,
"I want someone that's a critical thinker that can make some decisions, that's not afraid to make some decisions," PPA president Dave Henrichsen says. "This Council has had some tough things on their plate, and at times, I've felt, they don't want to make some decisions, they don't want to ruffle any feathers." Henrichsen says the PPA didn't pay attention to what candidates said they'd do for public safety, but rather widened its scope to include stormwater, utilities and pensions.
Bernie does attend a lot of events and is also a champion for our police and fire departments, but this does not speak to his leadership abilities, or his ability to make tough decisions. Our city council needs strong leaders, who do not flip their votes at the last minute, and have clear and consistent priorities for our city.
I will be a collaborative leader, who champions our local businesses, our environment, and ALL our citizens, toward a more positive city image in the region and the nation.
City Council Candidate - District 5
As a City Council candidate, I take great exception to these endorsements, as I was neither interviewed by CSU or provided a questionnaire. I don't know how CSU can state that they have determined which candidates best represent their values and positions, when they know nothing about me or my positions.
As someone who soundly supports CSU and its programs, I am disheartened to see such a misrepresentation of the facts surrounding our City Council election.
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