Around the Town with Mayor Steve

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This year we have elections for President and U.S. Senator on November 6th, and many of our residents have taken advantage of early voting hours at City Hall in the last two weeks, with nearly 2500 voters as of 11/1. With poll hours open from 8-5pm weekdays until November 2nd, this is a great opportunity to avoid a longer voting time on Election Day. Here is a list of polling places in Oak Creek, some of which have changed since the last presidential election.

The Young Republicans and Young Democrats clubs at Oak Creek High School held their own "presidential debate" on Wednesday, October 31st, with State Senator Chris Larson and State Representative Jeff Stone playing the roles of Democrat Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. The debate, held at the Oak Creek Community Center, featured questions written by the students on topics ranging from student lunches and the rising cost of college tuition, to abortion and the funding of Planned Parenthood. Marissa Maldonado and Kelsey Siggelkow moderated the debate, in front of an audience made up of students and community members. Thanks to the Oak Creek Community Center for hosting the event, and to event coordinator Dave Liccione for organizing this important exercise in public discourse and civic involvement.

Please join me on November 10th at Oak Creek High School as we launch our Mayor's Fitness & Weight Loss Challenge. This community event will kick off our city-wide initiative to get healthier with better nutrition and fitness, and by working together to lose pounds during the most difficult time of year to do that. One lucky participant will win an autographed Clay Matthews print for registering at the event, which runs from 9am to noon. Thanks to Wheaton Hospital and Clinic for partnering with us for this event, and to all of the local fitness clubs for promoting it to their members. I've pledged to lose 20 pounds by February 10th; you can follow my progress at our Challenge facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/OCMayorsChallenge.

If you're an early riser, catch me on WTMJ's (local Channel 4) Sunday morning news program talking about the Challenge. I should be on between 6:45 and 7:00am with anchor Tom Murray.

Mayor Steve