Why I’m Running

I’m running for mayor, but I’m not a politician. I’ve been a businessman for 43 years, and I'm a husband, father, and grandfather. I’ve spent the last 40 years building my business and raising a family. For the last four years, as your alderman, I've fought for the citizens of Germantown. I helped stop the Germantown Road Realignment, asked the school board to do their due diligence on the school selection site, and have advocated for the citizens' vision of Germantown.

We are at a crossroads in Germantown. We cannot keep ignoring the citizens' wishes for our city. Citizen input has been pouring in to our campaign asking me to fight for our "tree city". Let me be clear, I'm not anti-development. I want development that makes sense. Development that is completely contrary to the standards that Germantown is known for DOES NOT MAKE SENSE.

 

Our schools have deferred maintenance needs. We owe it to our students, teachers and parents to fix this. We must prioritize what is important to our city. Is a streetscape project, an art installation or a park plan more important than our schools? Our high property values rest on the schools and public safety of Germantown. 

Speaking of public safety, we have the most satisfactory ratings on our first responders. This is a must for our community and we need to keep the salaries and benefits competitive to keep the best and brightest. I want to make sure their needs are fully meet and that their equipment is top notch.

Instead of funding more special projects, let’s return to our founders’ vision of Germantown with a government run by citizens with a vested interest and connection to the community, not a select few. Let me be your voice and represent you at City Hall.

I grew up in Germantown, I’m a man of faith, and I'm a proven businessman. I’m running for mayor because I believe I have the experience, vision, and values to help make life better for everyone in Germantown.

I’d be honored to serve you as mayor.

PAID FOR BY FRIENDS OF JOHN BARZIZZA FOR MAYOR, JON THOMPSON, TREASURER

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