Monday, August 13, 2007

Kathy Carpenter for Kenosha Alderman District #5

It is official.

I am running for Alderman in Kenosha District #5.

The reason I am running for office is quite simple- I want to give back to a community that has given so much to me over the years.

My highest priority as a candidate for alderman is to place the taxpayer’s needs above all others. Right now, here in Kenosha County, we are facing large tax increases. Last year alone, Kenosha residents received one of the largest tax increases in the state. Our taxes went up by 6.5%. Only Racine was higher with an 8.1% tax increase.

When the people in Milwaukee County are facing smaller tax increases than Kenosha County is, we need to face that we may have a problem. Taxes on Kenosha residents are growing at a faster pace than the state average.

Within the last 5 years, the burden on the Kenosha taxpayer has moved the tax levy up by 19.5%.

It is time to remove the burden of excessive government spending off the shoulders of the taxpayers. Kenosha residents are paying more than their fair share in taxes. Now is the time for our local government to show some fiscal discipline.

One of the largest priorities for any alderman in Kenosha is to work with the mayor and the other council members on a budget.

During this process, it is imperative that there be a voice for conservative values. That is my intention.

I spend my days working for a contract manufacturer in Illinois, as a buyer. As a buyer, I spend millions of dollars a year that does not belong to me. It is my priority to meet the needs of our customers by providing parts and services, without sending my company to the poor house. Yes- I shop for a living.

There is a way to balance the needs of Kenosha’s community without constantly raising taxes.
I am looking forward to meeting as many of you as I can.

I am currently accepting donations via Paypal on my blog website-you will see a link on the right side of my blog-

http://steppingrightup.blogspot.com/

or you can send a check directly:

Friends of Kathy Carpenter
706 School St.
Silver Lake, WI 53170


Thanks so much for help as I venture into another new phase in my life-
Kathy Carpenter

Kathy Carpenter for Kenosha Alderman Dist #5
Send all donations to:Friends of Kathy Carpenter706 School St.Silver Lake, WI 53170

Paid for by Friends of Kathy Carpenter, Erin Decker, Treasurer

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