Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pete Karas Endorses Turner for Mayor

Former mayoral candidate announces endorsement, hosts office grand opening

Bob Turner, candidate for Mayor of Racine, received the formal endorsement today of

Pete Karas, former alderman and mayoral candidate.

“Bob is the right candidate for the job,” said Karas. “We need a mayor who is ready on day one, and Bob is the guy. His long-time relationships with the citizens of Racine, as well as with government officials at all levels, will allow him to turn this city around. ”

Karas, former 9th District Alderman and an outspoken progressive voice in the community, received 9% of the vote in the Mayoral Primary on April 7th.

“It is going to take everyone, regardless of party affiliation, to face the challenges ahead,” Turner

stated. “I am honored to have Pete's support as we work together to get Racine back on track.”

In addition to his endorsement, Karas will host the grand opening of the Turner for Mayor campaign's

new office space on Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 P.M. Karas will be joined by Speaker Mike Sheridan

and Sen. John Lehman. For more information, contact 262.939.9255 or visit http://www.turner4mayor.com/.

Bob Turner represents the 61st Assembly District in the Wisconsin State Legislature, where he has

served for more than 18 years. Turner also served for nearly three decades on the Racine City Council,

as well as numerous local boards and committees. The special election for mayor will be held on May


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