Our campaign is officially underway! On Wednesday night, our headquarters welcomed supporters and volunteers to a kick-off event in downtown South Bend.
I wanted to take this opportunity to give you a personal update and ask for your continued support as I seek a second term as mayor.
We're building a hard-working team and we've already started a dialogue with voters across the city about the issues important to them.
Our city has progressed steadily to address the difficult challenges our community has faced. Together, our shared actions are moving South Bend forward. Just last week, I outlined our progress in the annual State of the City address.
However, as we all know, politics is seldom easy. Another candidate is running for mayor and we must continue to build a strong operation so our campaign's united message can reach every resident in our community.
South Bend's resurgence is a reality. Job-creating projects have taken off and unemployment is down. Hundreds of vacant houses have been addressed to strengthen neighborhoods. We have deployed new strategies to fight crime. Additionally, our finances are among the best in Indiana.
While our policies have helped South Bend make an economic comeback, there is more work to do to ensure that every resident, worker, business and student has a seat at the table and becomes a part of our even brighter future.
Together, we can take South Bend to the next level during this year's elections. Our campaign will not rest until our clear, powerful and inclusive message of opportunity for all is delivered to everyone in our community.
Thank you for your continued support.
See you on the campaign trail,