This letter is paid content. As I watch the Red Wing City Council meetings, I get the feeling my current Council Member, John Becker, does not have the temperament for elected office. City Council requires attentive listening (he is often distracted during meetings), and a willingness to change his mind after receiving new information (he tends to vote no, which makes a statement, but doesn’t help anyone). Also, Mr. Becker lives close by, but I never see him after a storm. Our other council member and the mayor come, but not him. I think serving on the City Council is not a good fit for John Becker.
Andy Klitzke would be a fresh start for us in Ward 2. He was a bright, respectful kid who was friends with my children. I spoke with Andy recently about his campaign for City Council and came away thinking he grew up to be a responsible young man who really cares.
Andy listened to my concerns and was paying close attention to my ideas. He stated clearly what he will do with the opportunity if he is elected. He plans to be a council member who is responsive to the needs of the people. He also spoke from the heart about maintaining the small town we love, and his commitment to a prosperous future for all our families.
Andy has a nice website: AndyKlitzke.com, that reveals not only his plans for our future, but also the small-town values that shaped his thinking. I am convinced that Andy will bring the positive change we’ve been looking for. Electing the polite, clean cut Andy Klitzke is our chance to have a council member with a good attitude that we can feel comfortable calling for help.
I want to share something that demonstrates Andy’s sincerity and highlights the kind of high-quality adults our community produces. At a recent candidate forum, most contenders said something like: “vote for me”. Andy Klitzke said: “In the coming weeks, I hope to earn your trust - and your friendship - and your vote.” He has earned mine.
Red Wing, MN