Pacific Grove News

June 12, 2014

Bill Kampe photoRunning for Re-Election!

Yesterday I announced that I will seek re-election as Mayor.  I've greatly appreciated the encouragement from many people over the past several months to take that step.  Yet before making a decision I felt it was important to make sure I could serve the citizens of our city well, and that there is a good prospect of making a positive difference.

In early April, I had heart surgery.  So the first consideration was to be sure that I had the physical capability both to participate in a campaign, and if elected, to do the job. Fortunately, my recovery has been rapid, with no complications.  Today, my health feels excellent, and I'm back to my normal activities, including riding my bike (love the PG hills!) and going to the gym.  So I'm confident on that front.

We have also been making progress in a number of areas for our City.  I would like to see that progress continue, and am committed to that cause.  We have both challenges and opportunities ahead.  I am eager to be a part of that. As a community, we have wonderful talents that contribute in so many ways to our city.  When we draw from those talents and translate ideas into useful actions, we make the progress we need.

Thanks again to all who have urged me to take this step.  I appreciate your encouragement and support.  And I certainly hope and ask for the support of our community at large in this effort.


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A Closing Thought

I believe the desire for a positive spirit is strong in PG.  I believe that we can find ways to work together.  I believe we can create the future we desire for ourselves and for our city. Yes we can!

Bill Kampe