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Q.A. Shakoor II 8th District Common Council
Q.A. Shakoor II

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

Support fire, emergency medical service & police protection that citizens deserve family-supporting jobs redevelopment & economic growth these three items are a few of many that will enhance and improve the quality of life in wonderful Racine thus, a clean, safe, and attractive future.

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

Taking advantage of the education that is available on all levels with proper support systems. Being prepared to participate in the current and future workforce opportunities. Racine is landlocked making it a challenge for growth. Work in collaboration with RUSD, Gateway, UW Parkside, Carthage College, Visioning a Greater Racine, Racine County Workforce Solutions, Higher Expectations, and other Partners.  Continue to partner with Racine County Economic Development Corporation and others.

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?

Work in collaboration with RUSD, Gateway, UW Parkside, Carthage College, Visioning a Greater Racine, Racine County Workforce Solutions, Higher Expectations, and other partners.

How would you attract new businesses to Racine?

Support the Racine County Economic Development Plan. Energize forces and unite resources through cooperation. Market the positive Racine has to offer.

Why should people elect you?

We have proven leadership along with experience. Currently Chairman of Finance committees, city and county of Racine along with other current/past assignments. In the late ’80s, early ’90s, the area in which I lived (and continue to reside) had the highest crime rate per capita in the state of Wisconsin. We organized a Neighborhood Watch Group, teamed up with the West 6th Street Association, in which I served as Chair, with 40 other groups/individuals. In less than 2 years, crime was reduced by 94%. We need to continue to be the absolute best that we can be at enhancing and improving the quality of life.

Learn about Q.A Shakoor II’s challenger, Malcolm Platt.

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 2 Candidates:

Mollie Jones, running unopposed.

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