Jay Supports Councilman Oberbeck’s Participation in the March 17th Debate

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I support the participation of the write-in candidate, Councilman David Oberbeck, in the March 17th mayoral debate.

This debate was organized by the Mielke campaign and coordinated with Mayor Tipple so that he could act as a “consultant.” As the first post-primary mayoral debate, it will take place on March 17th, 2016 at 7pm at the Wausau East Auditorium.  Please see their press release above for details.

I see no good reason why Councilman Oberbeck would not be allowed to participate as a registered write-in candidate. Democracy is about dialogue and inclusiveness. In that vein, as the organizer of this event, I urge the Mielke campaign to reconsider and grant Councilman Oberbeck’s request to participate. There’s sufficient time before tomorrow night to add another microphone.

Candidates’ positions must be at the forefront of this process to give the public as much information as possible. In my opinion, ballot and registered write-in candidates should be given the opportunity to convey where they stand to the electorate.

Enough time has been wasted on unrelated or frivolous topics in this election. Let’s get moving, get Councilman Oberbeck on that stage tomorrow night, and start focusing on what the Wausau people truly want to hear about and achieve: sound municipal policy.

I sent an email to Councilman Mielke this evening communicating my position. I look forward to seeing everyone at the debate and, it is my hope, that includes Councilman Oberbeck.

– Jay