Dear Hudson Voter:
I am challenging Hudson’s current mayor in the April 3 election. We’re both “tuned in” to Hudson’s current projects and have leadership and government experience to make each of us well qualified to do the job. There is one major difference: our views on the privatization of Hudson’s EMS department.
Last June, City Council voted 5-1 against privatizing EMS. That means that we came within just two votes of privatizing. Had two other council members voted in favor of it, the Mayor would have been the tiebreaker, and he would have voted for privatization. It became clear to me how quickly and easily this can happen again. I made a promise to myself that privatization is something I can’t let happen, and won’t if I can help it. The issue is not over.
Public Safety is a group of three public services: Police, Fire and EMS. If any of these departments truly becomes financially unsustainable, it is our job as city leaders to make them sustainable again by providing the resources, systems and support it needs. Just like I would never consider privatizing Police or Fire, I will not vote to turn our trust and support of EMS over to private, for-profit corporate interests.
Remember: private corporations have a legal allegiance to their shareholders first, not their customers. My motto is “Working for You”. This means that I will make sure our city supports its residents’ interests first. This promise includes your safety and supporting the departments that provide it.
Every vote counts. This election is very important. Please vote for candidates who will support our public services.
I respectfully ask for your support with a vote for me on April 3.