Ray Harmon, public servant and candidate for the Milwaukee Common Council in District 9, commented on his opponent, Alderman Puente, and his unwillingness to participate in a debate.
“As I campaign through District 9, communicating my ‘Vision for Change’ to constituents, I’ve heard from many citizens by phone, email and while going door to door asking if Alderman Puente has responded to my request for a debate,”Harmon said. “To this point, Alderman Puente has not responded, and it is evident he is unwilling to defend his record to his own constituents.”
“I believe it’s appropriate and fair for the citizens of District 9 to have the opportunity to gauge the work of their current alderman, and also my own plans for Northwest Milwaukee,” continued Harmon. “The refusal to debate is not representative of democracy, and Alderman Puente is turning his back on his constituents, who firmly hope for some positive changes in District 9.”
Ray Harmon grew up in Milwaukee where he learned the values of hard work and community service. He has spent his career as a public servant, having served as a legislative assistant for the city and county governments, with the Milwaukee Urban League, Neighborhood Schools Initiative and the administrations of former Governor Jim Doyle and former Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. He has overseen programs for crime reduction, economic development, affordable housing, parks, libraries, public works and civil rights. A heart transplant recipient, Ray is a volunteer for the Wisconsin Donor Network and other health care charities.