The experience touted by Determann, Graf and Wilke is too long to print in this space. They have been involved with this city for many years and all three would be an asset to the progress of the city of Clinton. Determann impressed us with his knowledge of issues and offering ideas that didn’t just toe the line of generalities, but addressing specific approaches to improving the city.
Graf is the incumbent, and while on the council, she has been a questioning voice that has looked to save the city money. We’ve written on this page about the need for more questions, and Graf has been the constant councilperson voicing those concerns.
Wilke served on the Clinton Fire Department and the Board of Supervisors, and knows the challenges facing the city. He is a proven leader and talked about working with the citizens, not just dismissing their complaints as idle chatter. He wants to improve communication and we believe he’s sincere about that statement.
We believe Graf has done a good job voicing concerns for the city of Clinton. In the end, through our interview process, we believe new voices are needed for the city; therefore, we’re leaning toward Determann and Wilke. They bring experience and will offer new ideas to help grow the city.
But in the end, these are our feelings on the election; it will be you, the voters, who will make the final decision. We hope everyone votes as we all seek to improve our city government.