This letter is paid content. To the Editor,
We encourage everyone to read the Red Wing City Council Ward 2 candidate’s answers (RE 09-26). We need more people like Andy Klitzke involved in our political process. Klitzke is running for the right reasons. He wants the job to make our lives better and solve problems.
By his own admission, current member Becker has had no success cutting taxes and spending. Becker said tax increases during his time in office are “unsustainable” but offered no explanation or plan to lower them. Whether you agree with John Becker’s recent censure for wrongdoing or not, he has had four years to get something done.
Red Wing residents will be better off with Andy Klitzke on our City Council. He offered a solid plan to spend frugally and tax less. With a mortgage, two cars and a child, Klitzke’s priorities are exactly aligned with ours.
We have known Andy Klitzke a long time. Our daughters are friends. Andy is a hard worker and an excellent father. We have had many conversations over the years. He is always down-to-earth, approachable, and he tells the truth. We are confident Andy will make sure our voices are heard and our ideas are acted on. We will all benefit from Klitzke’s integrity, vision, work ethic, and willingness to bring people together and get things done. Andy Klitzke is our best choice in Ward 2.
Shannon and Jason Glad
Red Wing, Minn.