Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Fair, Coe to face off for the third time
This year Keith Fair and Alderman Jeff Coe had two newcomers; Renee Mullen and Mercedes Dzindzeleta, to contend with in a primary election, which was held today with a low voter turnout.
Like three other times, Coe and Fair will slug it out in the April 7, 2009 General Election. The two earned the right to go toe-to-toe after the returns gave Coe 117, Fair 72, Dzindzeleta 38, and Mullen 10.
Fair said that his campaign will key in on three areas; economic development, jobs, and services to the 1st District. He says that he will in the near future unveil his plan to addresses unemployment, business development, and transportation, all-important to the growth of the 1st District.
He added that he would continue to aggressive campaign to be elected to the position that both Fair and Coe have been seesawing back and fourth to hold.
In 2005, Fair was elected to the council by three votes over incumbent Jeff Coe. In 2007, Coe returned the favor by beating Fair 217-168. Fair also tried to run against Coe in 2003, but was left off the ballot after then City Clerk Karen Norton ruled Fair did not have enough valid signatures.
Fair, 56, is owner of Fair Investigations Inc., located in downtown Racine, said that the next alderman has to be concerned about all neighborhoods in this diverse district. “As alderman, I can not just be connected to downtown and say my job is done. I have to represent people throughout the District,” he explained.