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Letter from Shawn Pfaff: 2011 Candidate for Mayor

posted Mar 16, 2011, 2:23 PM by Oak Meadow Administration
DISCLAIMER:  The following message is posted at the request of an association member.  It is for informational purposes. Posting of this message does not imply any endorsement from the Oak Meadow Board of Directors, or the association as a whole.   We invite our local public officer candidates and elected officials to share any direct  correspondence with the Neighborhood Association in this manner.

Dear Ron:

I appreciate your willingness to reach out to me and allow me a chance to communicate through you to the Oak Meadow Neighborhood. As we discussed, I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on the issues in there and feel like my wife and I are at the same place in life that you and your wife and many of your neighbors are at.

I decided to run for Mayor of Fitchburg because Fitchburg is a great place to live, work and raise a family. We enjoy safe neighborhoods, quality public services and a vibrant business climate. However, during these difficult economic times, we cannot rest on our laurels. We must make our city even better so that we can continue to enjoy what makes our community so special.

During the last two years as an Alderman, I have worked tirelessly listening to your concerns and advocating on your behalf at City Hall. I am running to become Fitchburg's next Mayor because our community, now more than ever, needs leaders with the vision and the ability to bring our community together to move us forward. We must work collaboratively to improve and grow our city's business climate by balancing economic growth with environmental protection, providing quality public services such as our new library, and holding the line on taxes and spending.

Our community has a bright future, but we continue to face economic and budget uncertainties that will challenge the next city leaders. As your Mayor, I will listen to your concerns and work to find creative ways to make city government more efficient and effective by investing in key priorities that ensure our quality of life continues at a cost that our citizens can afford. I also plan on working directly with the Oak Meadow Neighborhood on issues that relate to the Madison School District. I strongly believe that we have to make sure that families that move to Fitchburg have a voice in the direction of our community's schools.

My campaign is going extremely well. We have put together a great coalition of people – both rural and urban – from all parts of Fitchburg. I have received key endorsements from several of my colleagues on the City Council and from ALL of the past Mayors of Fitchburg who want our next City leaders to work collaboratively to improve and grow our city's business climate by balancing economic growth with environmental protection, provide quality public services such as our new library at an affordable price and demonstrate fiscal responsibility by holding the line on taxes and spending.

I ask you that you visit my website to learn more about my campaign to become Fitchburg’s next Mayor. Also, feel free to contact me at if you have any questions.

Thanks again, and I greatly appreciate your support and your interest spreading the word about my mayoral campaign.


Shawn Pfaff
Candidate for Mayor