How can someone firmly entrenched in government represent a “new generation of leadership”?

Local conservative Bruce Schuknecht, who is currently employed as the City of Cudahy’s Accountant/Finance director, is running for Mayor of Cudahy. In an of itself that’s not terribly surprising, given the fact that Schuknecht’s run for mayor has been Cudahy’s worst-kept secret for the past several months.

If you’re like me, you are concerned about the future of our City. More than ever we need a new generation of leadership who is not afraid to make the hard decisions that need to be made to ensure that our City grows and prospers.

I will rely on my education (Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Business Administration) and experience (1st District Alderman 2001-2004 and City Accountant/Finance Director 2005-present) to help formulate solutions to problems facing our City.

With that being said I am formally announcing that I will be entering the race to be the next Mayor of Cudahy. I am not running against current Mayor John Hohenfeld but I am running for and to represent the citizens of Cudahy.

It is my goal to operate the City in a businesslike manner, to retain services for the citizens, and most importantly to listen to the people’s concerns and suggestions.

After securing the necessary amount of signatures to place my name on the ballot, I will begin to pound the pavement introducing myself and seeking opinions, advice, and ideas from the citizens of our City.

I look forward to meeting with residents throughout the community as my journey begins to become the next Mayor of Cudahy.

After reading Schuknecht’s posting on CudahyNOW, I can’t help but agree with him that Cudahy needs a new generation of leadership that isn’t afraid to make the hard decisions that need to be made to move Cudahy forward. However, I do take issue with Schuknecht’s apparent assertion that he represents a “new generation of leadership” for Cudahy. After all, Schuknecht has been a part of the Cudahy political establishment for over a decade, serving as an alderman from 2001 to 2004 and then by serving as Cudahy’s City Accountant/Finance Director since 2005. Bruce Schuknecht doesn’t represent a “new generation” of Cudahy leadership; he’s representative of the status quo.


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