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GOP Mayors In The News: Victory In Wisconsin

Victory In Wisconsin

It’s a new day in Wausau, WI!

On Tuesday, Mayor Katie Rosenberg, a “rising star in Democratic circles,” was defeated in her quest for reelection by Republican Doug Diny.

Voters rejected Rosenberg’s progressive vision for the city in favor of Mayor-elect Diny’s pragmatic, conservative campaign which focused on lowering the cost of water rates, improving roads, maintaining parks, and safer neighborhoods, which includes strengthening the city’s school resource officer program.

RMA National Board member and Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Brian Schimming identified and invested in Mayor-elect Diny’s candidacy early on: “Congratulations to WisGOP-backed Doug Diny on his triumph in the Wausau Mayoral election. His stunning victory over incumbent Mayor Katie Rosenberg marks an unmistakable repudiation of failed Democrat policies and is a win for Central Wisconsin values.”

Republican Mayors Leading The Way

In his final State of the City address, Surprise, AZ Mayor Skip Hall touted the accomplishments the city has experienced under his leadership. From record economic development projects, to sound fiscal policy, and stewarding natural resources, the city is better off today because of Mayor Hall’s legacy and accomplishments.

Today, Surprise is one of the fastest growing cities in America, due in large part to the policies that Mayor Hall and the Council have worked to implement, allowing families to thrive, students to succeed, and businesses to flourish.

One of the lasting legacies of Mayor Hall’s tenue will include his work to prepare students for in demand jobs by expanding high career training and educational opportunities. Through the Surprise Career Development Scholarship, Surprise is investing in the youth and the local workforce by providing students an opportunity to receive scholarships for certifications in high demand fields in technology, healthcare, and water careers. This partnership between the city and Western Maricopa Education Center, Estrella Mountain Community College, and GateWay Community College will help ensure that Surprise has a robust, homegrown workforce for years to come.

Getting around Broken Arrow, OK, just got a whole lot easier. Thanks to a new $500,000 pilot program, Broken Arrow Transit, city residents can get around town in a safe, convenient, and affordable way.

Broken Arrow Transit offers residents with an on-demand curb-to-curb service within a 20-square-mile area. For simplicity, residents can request a ride through an app or by calling a provided number.

For Mayor Debra Wimpee, Broken Arrow Transit is all about improving lives of residents: “With Broken Arrow Transit, our goal is to improve residents’ quality of life by creating an efficient, affordable and sustainable public transportation system that is easily accessible for all. This program allows people to get where they need to go – be it the doctor, grocery store, or restaurant – for a minimal cost.”

This initiative stems from a study conducted in 2022 that revealed that a significant portion of Broken Arrow residents have limited access to vehicles, while many elderly residents require specific accommodations.

Jobs Corner

Lexington, KY: Bespoken Spirits is moving its headquarters from San Francisco to a new $3.2 million facility in Lexington. Mayor Linda Gorton welcomed the news stating that Bespoken is the “perfect fit” for the city. The new headquarters will employ 16 individuals who will receive an average hourly wage of over $70, including benefits.

Rome, NY: Mayor Jeffrey Lanigan attended a ribbon cutting for leading edge communications company, ANDRO’s new facility.

Mesquite, TX: The city’s recently released 2023 Economic Development Annual Report highlighted the influx of jobs and investment that came to Mesquite over the last year. With nine company expansions and 2,800 new jobs, Mesquite’s economy continues to grow. Mayor Daniel Aleman celebrated the findings: “These industries bring unprecedented opportunity to the people in our region – from residents to students to small businesses and local service providers – and spotlight Mesquite as a destination for innovative companies.”