For years I’ve listened to residents of Dearborn Heights talk about wanting a new Mayor. ‘If only someone would run against Mayor Dan Paletko.’ We’ve all watched as he’s given away our money closed our City down one day a week. Given back the 10% and still, our City is closed one day a week. Put his hands in every pocket of the residents of this City when took 3.8 million dollars when he overcharged us for the CSO. We watched him talk for years out of both sides of his mouth. We saw just how much he cared for the Disabled and the Seniors of this City when he rolled out our new garbage cans. We’ve seen him give himself his retirement and stay on as our Mayor thus earning the name ‘Double Dipping Dan.’
We all saw this man for a decade ignore the South End of the Dearborn Heights as if they are the ugly step child. Those who live on the South End of Dearborn Heights saw how he handled the Rat problem or should I say didn’t handle the Rat problem for over a year. We’ve all seen that he’s done nothing to improve the South End of Dearborn Heights. I’ve seen the comments here and on Facebook of just what he hasn’t done on the South End. We’ve seen the photos of properties left as blight and nothing being done about them. We’ve seen the photos of the homes with broken out windows, and gutters hanging off of them. We’ve seen the overgrown vegetation on various properties.
Again this year we are given the opportunity to vote for a new Mayor. We again have a very qualified candidate running for office. We if we really want a New Mayor do have a chance to vote one into office. Someone who has proven themselves to be with the residents. Someone who has a clear vision of what they would like to see our City With A Future become. Someone who’s been making a difference for all the years she’s been our City Councilwoman. Most of you know that I’m supporting Councilwoman Lisa Hicks-Clayton for Mayor. If you don’t know that well now you do I’ve not hidden this fact here on Facebook or on Twitter.
Running a campaign cost money the Mayor has always had plenty of that and this time around is no different. Last year the Mayor cleaned out his campaign fund and prepaid for this election. He sent Main Street Media over $20,000.00 to fight whoever the candidate was going to be running against him. Just who are these people our Mayor has hired?
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This is who Councilwoman Hicks-Clayton is up against a war chest of over $20,000.00 and I’m sure more by the time the Mayor gets done with his fund-raising. So what are we going to do? Well, give money to her campaign a campaign cost money. Her campaign literature must be designed, printed and mailed out. She has to buy yard signs, She has to send out at least two mailings and that’s just for the August primary. There’s still the general election what about literature for door walking.
The button here will take you to PayPal where you can contribute to a campaign that has our the residents best interest first and foremost. She will need volunteers to help with the campaign. There are many ways you can help the campaign if you click here and fill out the form with how you can help.
No one likes to ask for money most people don’t feel right about it there is just something that goes against the way we are as a society not to ask. Candidates hold fundraisers to raise the funds to run their campaigns, but not everyone can get to a fundraiser. They hope that people believe in them enough to contribute to their effort. My hope is that you will read this share it and contribute to the election of a Mayor that We Do Deserve to have. My hope is that those of you who have been waiting for the chance to elect a new Mayor are going to give your money, your vote, and your time. We as residents either put up or shut up once and for all I know it’s harsh, but this isn’t the time to mince words. She’s been there for us for years it’s time that we are there for her. If we aren’t going to come through for her then we should all just shut up and put up with what we have now for our Mayor.