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Why I'm Running for New Haven's Mayor

Steve McMichaelOver the past year, I have received an outpouring of support and encouragement to seek the office for Mayor of New Haven. I have met with community and state leaders and after prayerful consideration and the support of my family and friends, I decided to accept this challenge when current Mayor Terry McDonald announced that he would not seek re-election in 2019.

We have many challenges ahead, including additional costly state and federal mandated sewer and storm water projects, growing expenses of operating the city government, and impact of our proximity to Fort Wayne.

As you know, we are proudly not a part of Fort Wayne, and I will work hard to preserve the great things that make New Haven a great community to work, live and play.

New Haven is ripe with opportunity to grow by featuring our great community assets: like our new award winning Community Center, Schnelker Park - our great Veteran’s Memorial Event Park, a low cost of living, great connection to the Midwest through I-469, US-24, US-30 and a quick 25 minute drive to Fort Wayne International Airport. Best of all, we provide a great alternative to families that want to be near Fort Wayne and the big city amenities but come home to our Family and Faith Based Values that we hold dearly. New Haven residents have quicker access to downtown Fort Wayne than most residents of Fort Wayne.

Why run for Mayor? I believe now more than ever, we need a strong and proven leader who will listen to, represent and vote, based on the core values of our community. We need a leader with no hidden agenda or outside influences that are contrary to our core beliefs. I am confident that I can bring a common sense conservative approach, along with ideas straight from the citizens of our great city. I plan to use my background as City Council President, small business owner, community leader, father and husband to help make New Haven an even better place to live, work, play and raise our families.

To do so we must retain and attract more jobs, more restaurants, shops and homes. We, with your help, can increase efficiencies, limit governmental reach and continue to provide a safe and affordable place for families to call home.

With thousands of doors to knock on, brochures to print, yard signs to order, and ads to place, I will need your help. I am turning to the people who know me best, and inviting you to get involved in my campaign. Your gift made payable to “The Committee to Elect Steve McMichael to Build a Better New Haven” will help me raise the vital money needed to run a successful campaign. I humbly ask for your support in helping us rise to this great challenge. Thank you in advance for your encouragement, generous support, and prayers.
Where some see challenges, I see opportunities. We need to provide a great place for our generations and those that follow. We, through courage, conviction and strong leadership can make this happen.

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