Letters to the Editor

Wed
25
Mar

Engelberger brings ‘sound leadership’

Please vote for Mike Engelberger in Dist. 2 on April 7. 

He is the best choice not only from proven leadership in his tenure these past three years on the council, but in many other walks of life as well. 

Currently Mike is the council president. He has a progressive vision for Stoughton that cares for the people over special interests. This vision includes working to help make the City Council a unit that works collaboratively and to take steps in moving positive and balanced population and economic growth for our city. This includes wanting to bring the City Council and school board together on the same page for growth and area planning.

Wed
25
Mar

Engelberger is a demonstrated council leader

I am voting to re-elect Michael Engelberger on  April 7 for Stoughton Common Council Dist. 2 because he truly cares about the people in our community.  

Michael has demonstrated time after time as an incumbent council member and current council president that he has the experience and integrity necessary to represent the best interests of the people of Stoughton. He is responsive to citizen needs, makes prudent financial and policy decisions and has the drive and ability to move our city forward.

Wed
25
Mar

Gilbert will bring leadership to city council

I have had the honor of knowing Mike Gilbert for over 30 years. 

During that time I’ve had the opportunity to work with him on a regular basis as a colleague in the several management roles he’s held at Nelson Industries, Cummins, Inc., and Nelson Global Products.  

The reasons for Mike’s success in those roles are the same reasons he would make an outstanding member of the Stoughton City Council. 

Wed
25
Mar

Vote Engelberger April 7

On Tuesday April 7, I would like to ask community members in Dist. 2 to join me in supporting incumbent Michael Engelberger. 

In the past 3 years I have had the pleasure of getting to know Mike, and the honor to serve with him. Mike will continue to represent Dist. 2 and our community by encouraging open and transparent government, supporting our business owners, and preserving our local values, while creating long-term strategies to boost economic development.

Please vote April 7 for Michael Engelberger in Dist. 2.

Tim Swadley
Dist. 1 alder

Wed
25
Mar

Engelberger is a level-headed leader for Dist. 2

Please join me in voting for Mike Engelberger for City Council.  

As council president, Mike has  consistently shown level-headed leadership and diplomacy while serving our city.

Mike has supported a development plan  that will not only serve the needs of the current business and residents of Stoughton, but will attract new business and families to our school district. His ideas are well thought out, progressive and based on growth strategies that have worked in other communities much like Stoughton.

When I have contacted Mike, he has responded promptly to my concerns and followed up until the issues were resolved. Mike looks out for the individual resident as well as the city of Stoughton as a whole. Mike has earned his seat on the council and deserves to be re-elected.

Wed
25
Mar

Engelberger: Common sense for Common Council

The City of Stoughton is fortunate to have Mike Engelberger running again in Dist. 2 for the City Council.  

He has shown the ability to use common sense, hard work, and strong leadership skills to improve our community.

As president of the Stoughton City Council, he has followed adopted policies and procedures to make city business more transparent and open to the public.  These actions encourage trust between the elected governmental body and the public, something which needs to be rebuilt.

Mike has a vision that growth needs to bring high tech, high wage jobs to Stoughton. A vision to redevelopment near our downtown and provide affordable housing.  He has a vision that all citizens should have the opportunity to lead a full life.

Wed
25
Mar

Gilbert understands city’s needs, challenges

I’m supporting Mike Gilbert for city Council on April 7.

Mike is a lifetime resident of Stoughton, so he understands the school system, business aspects and the need for growth. 

Mike will make a good alderman as he has great leadership. With his common sense,  he will make his decisions based on facts and listening to all sides, not personal agendas or ideologies. 

Stoughton will be facing many challenges in the coming years. I believe Mike Gilbert will help steer our city on a responsible, thoughtful course. 

Sonny Swangstu
Dist. 1 alder

Wed
25
Mar

Gilbert brings energy, leadership to council race

As the mayor of Stoughton from 1982 to 1990, I am pleased to join former fellow mayors, Helen Johnson and Bob Barnett in supporting Mike Gilbert for Dist. 2 alderman.

The April 7 election marks a crucial time in Stoughton’s history, setting into motion the future direction of our city and our School District. I believe Mike Gilbert is the best choice for alderman to take us into the future.

What sets Mike apart, as a City Council Candidate, is that he has grown up and lived in Stoughton almost his entire life. Mike has witnessed the changes and growth that have already taken place in our community and he not only knows and appreciates Stoughton’s past, he understands what is essential to move Stoughton forward.

Wed
25
Mar

Hirsch is committed to collaboration

Regina Hirsch will be a great city council member. We have gotten to know her well as our neighbor for the past five years.  

She is committed to collaborative problem-solving and sustainable growth.  Her work as a Yahara River Grocery Coop Board Member and with Sustainable Stoughton shows her dedication to our community. 

As a council member, we know she will work to support Stoughton for the same reasons we have chosen to raise our family here – great schools, vibrant downtown and the safe, livable community.

This is a wonderful city with great values and sense of community. It may not have everything a city like Madison has and nor should it. What it should have is a government that respects its citizens and listens to their views and needs.  

Wed
25
Mar

Hirsch is a ‘fair-minded’ leader

Regina Hirsch is an excellent choice for Stoughton City Council Dist. 3.

We have worked together on the Division Street Park volunteer project last spring and other sustainability projects.  I’ve found her to be reasonable, knowledgeable, and fair-minded with a high degree of integrity in everything she does.  

She has a real talent for working collaboratively with people of different points of view in a respectful and productive way. She will add a considered and thoughtful voice to city council and her qualities will be instrumental in bridging the divide we have seen in recent years. She has a strong desire to see our city prosper in an economically and environmentally sustainable way into the future. 

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