Madison mayoral candidates each position themselves as leader for future


>>I RETIRED LAST YEAR FROM A
CAREER IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES
INDUSTRY
REPUBLICAN BOB COURTNEY WAS
APPOINTED TO FILL THE REMAINDER
OF DAMON WELCH’S TERM. AND HE HOPES TO STAY ON PAST
THIS YEA
>>AND AS I RESTRUCTURE ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT, TO WHERE IT’S
REPORTING DIRECTLY TO THE
MAYOR’S OFFICE, WHAT YOU’LL FIND IS, WE’LL DEFINITELY BE MORE
STRATEGIC, MORE TACTICAL WITH
THE RESOURCES THE CITY HAS, TO
MAKE SURE WE’RE DOING THE RIGHT
THINGS IN THE RIGHT PLACES THAT
WOULD BE MOST IMPACTFUL. HE IS FACING DEMOCRAT JULIE
BERRY, A FORMER JEFFERSON COUNTY
COMMISSIONER.>>I THINK I HAVE THE RIGHT MIX
OF PRIVATE BUSINESS AND PUBLIC
ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE. MARK: BERRY WANTS TO IMPROVE
HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND AND USE
MADISON’S CHARM TO LURE TECH
WORKERS AND COMPANIES TO THE
CITY.>>WE ATTRACT THOSE PEOPLE THAT
ARE DOING STARTUPS. WE INVITE
THEM DOWN, MAYBE SOME OF THEM
ACTUALLY LIVED HERE, GRADUATED
FROM HERE AND MOVED ON. WE WANT
THEM BACK. WE’LL DO LIKE AN ALUMNI CHASE PROGRAM AND WE’LL
WORK WITH THE STATE ON ALL T
INCENTIVES THAT EVERYBODY ELSE
USES. MARK: BOTH CANDIDATES ALSO
PLEDGED TO ADDRESS SUBSTANCE
ABUSE ISSUES.>>I AM TRYING TO HELP THOSE
THAT ARE TALKING ABOUT
ESTABLISHING A QUARTER HOUSE,
WHICH, WE HAVE TWO HALFWAY
HOUSES HERE, BUT A QUARTER HOUSE
WOULD BE A STEP BETWEEN JAIL AND HALFWAY HOUSES
>>SO WE’RE GOING TO BE FOCUSIN
ON HOW CAN WE PROVIDE SKILLS TO
THEM AND GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT SO
THEY CAN BE INDEPENDENT AND TAKE
CARE OF THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES. MARK: THERE ARE ALSO SOME
COMPETITIVE CITY COUNCIL RACES
RIGHT NOW, DEMOCRATS HAVE FIVE

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