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Malcolm Platt

Name three long-term goals you have for the City and why you chose them.

Lower taxes, more efficient government services, and complete governmental transparency. Simply put, the people deserve to have the best government for the lowest cost, and they have a right to be fully informed of the plans and actions of the government they fund.

What are the three biggest challenges Racine faces, and how would you address them?

Brain drain, loss of businesses and neighborhood blight. My method for improving all three would be to lower barriers to entry for business, including removal of pointless regulations and partnering with local businesses to understand what knowledge and skills they need to fill their vacancies. Finally, I’d develop an incentive program to increase property ownership, as studies show those who OWN their property take much better care of it than those who are temporary tenants.

The City of Racine remains among the highest with its unemployment rate and 11,000 Racine residents don’t have a GED or high school diploma. How would you address that?

Again, I would encourage business ownership by lowering barriers to entry and partnering with local educational facilities to offer fast-track programs to obtain GEDs as well as higher education that helps build knowledge and understanding of the many aspects of the business world. Also, I would encourage the provider of funds to private educators and families to innovatively overcome the HS diploma issue as private enterprise is better equipped to offer flexible educational solutions.

How would you attract new businesses to Racine?

Simply put, low taxes; fewer unnecessary regulations; better educated and skilled workforce.

Why should people elect you?

I don’t know about the mayor, however, I should be elected alderman as my goal is to improve the overall quality of life in Racine by putting more power and opportunities into the hands of the people where it belongs. I will listen to my constituents and truly work with them to overcome their concerns and problems as a TEAM.

Learn about Malcolm Platt’s opponent, Q.A. Shakoor II (i)

The Spring election will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018.

Find your polling location here.

Learn more about the other Common Council candidates.

District 4 Candidates :

Tracey Larrin (i)

Dennis Montey

District 6 Candidates:

Sandy Weidner (i)

Jennifer Adamski-Torres

District 10 Candidates:

Dennis Wiser (i)

Carrie Glenn