Dear Friends:

 

I’m so thankful for the support I’ve received since first announcing my candidacy for Mayor of Keene. Your kind words of encouragement, your offers to open your homes for campaign gatherings, as well as your insights and feedback have only solidified my faith in our wonderful community. Thank you.

 

Many of you have asked me why I’m running. I can promise you, my motives have nothing to do with political ambition or running for any position beyond the Mayor’s office. I’ll never use Keene as a stepping-stone. My commitment to Keene’s families runs as deep as my roots in this community. While I love New Hampshire, my political aspirations do not go one-inch beyond the borders of our beautiful city.

 

I am also motivated by the fact that I have served Keene on dozens of boards, committees and voluntary positions over the past forty years. As such, I believe my experience, the partnerships I’ve built and my deep knowledge of our community will translate into greater productivity and synergy as we move forward. We don’t have time for “learning on the job.” We need someone who can hit the ground running.

 

Next, I am motivated by the fact that I have, along with my wife Riki and my children, built two successful small businesses here in Keene. Together, my family and I have invested long hours, hard work and more than a couple sleepless nights. Our knowledge of Keene’s small business community is from the “bottom-up.” We know the value of a hard day’s work. No one has handed us a thing.

 

As Mayor, I will work to create a vibrant economy that not only works for all Keene families by embracing equal pay, paid family and medical leave, a progressive wage and cracking down on discrimination, but begins to establish Keene as the center of New Hampshire’s renewable economy. Experts suggest that 28 million new jobs will be created by renewable industry over the next 30 years. I want Keene to not only get its fair share of renewable jobs, I want Keene to lead to the way. Together with Keene State, we can forge a new economic future for our region.

 

Transparency is also at the heart of my campaign. My goal is to make Keene an open book. One of my first acts as Mayor will be to build a more interactive and responsive city web-site so that all city meetings, budgets and transactions can be examined by Keene residents.

 

Finally, my motivation for running for Mayor inevitably comes down to my most pressing priority…our families. Riki and I have been blessed with three wonderful children, Jodie, Jill and Josh, our other daughter Jenny (Josh’s wife), Jill’s husband Jeff, Jodie’s husband Joe, and our cherished grandchildren. We’ve supported our local schools, youth athletic teams and watched more dance recitals than we care to remember. Like most Keene families, Riki and I get out of bed every day with one thought in mind…how do we make our world, our state and our community better for our families.

 

Make no mistake, many of the policies promoted and passed at the highest levels of New Hampshire government act as barriers to progress for many Keene families. As Mayor, I’ll fight to tear those barriers down and help each and every Keene resident build a stronger future.

 

Please see our “issues” page for more details.

 

Thank you!

 

Mitch Greenwald.

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