Reardon for Mayor of Wooster
A Mayor for Everybody
I am running for Mayor because Wooster has problems to solve and a future to secure.
Wooster has problems with poverty (our rate is higher than the national average and growing), drug addiction, a lack of affordable housing, unfilled jobs and barriers to employment. These stressors are all interrelated and affect the quality of life for every member of our community.
In order to secure our future, we need to grow our economy by building on our current strengths, positioning ourselves for today’s new information economy, and pursuing environmental sustainability.
In order to accomplish all this, we need leadership willing to listen to and collaborate with public services, nonprofits, business interests, elected officials, and especially those most directly affected by the issues of poverty, addiction, housing, jobs, and economic growth. The broader the input, the better the solution.
The same old thinking has brought us as far as it can. We need new thinking and new vitality, and this can only come from a new voice.