My goal is to serve this great community; to use my professional background, my leadership skills and my knowledge and love of this community to help protect us from future floods, to grow our jobs and businesses, to make sure our neighborhoods are safe and strong and to build on the sense of community we all felt by working together after the 2008 flood and to prevent the 2016 flood. The future of Cedar Rapids is very bright when we all work together.
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Why I'm Running for Cedar Rapids Mayor
I’m running because I want to serve and help lead this community I’ve come to love so much. We’ve made a remarkable recovery from the 2008 flood and held back the flood of 2016! Our momentum is making Cedar Rapids a more exciting, welcoming and dynamic community than ever before, and that momentum–that can-do spirit–must continue.
We have finished repairing or rebuilding our city’s public flood-damaged buildings so we now have the opportunity to invest more of our time, attention and available funds in our businesses, our neighborhoods, and our citizens. We can work with our neighborhood associations, our schools, our businesses and our non-profits to strengthen them all and help make Cedar Rapids home for everyone. We can engage our friends, co-workers and neighbors to connect and become part of the community through volunteering, leveraging those efforts to benefit others.
As mayor of Cedar Rapids, I will focus my attention on our long-term flood protection plan, its funding and construction. Economic development and workforce development are also at the top of my agenda for long-term, sustainable growth, as well as developing and supporting plans and efforts to make our City safe and provide adequate and affordable housing for all. These issues may change or evolve during this campaign. I welcome your views and insights on how best to respond to the challenges and opportunities we have as a community.
Ultimately, I’m running because I want to serve. Serving others and helping to lead worthwhile organizations and causes is important to me. I’m confident my professional background, my knowledge of this community, my leadership skills and my love of this community make me uniquely qualified to help lead Cedar Rapids in the years to come.
On December 5th, I’ll be voting for Brad Hart. He’s a steady leader, smart and very capable to lead our city. Brad is committed to protecting our neighborhoods across the city from violent crime and will work hand-in-hand with our public safety personnel. Brad Hart is the clear choice for Mayor.
Brad Hart has the integrity, leadership and compassion to serve our community. His commitment to Cedar Rapids is second to none. He’s the candidate with the experience to fix our streets, control the budget, create jobs and push forward with flood protection. I’m proud to support Brad Hart for Mayor and encourage everyone to cast… [more]
For me, the choice is easy. I will be voting for Brad Hart. I’ve known Brad for many years and can attest to his vision, foresight and dedication to the community. He will bring new ideas and new energy to many of the things the Mayor and Council will deal with in the next four… [more]
After considering all the candidates, including several I have worked beside, the choice is clear–Brad Hart is the best person to serve as our next Mayor of Cedar Rapids. His priorities on streets, jobs and investment in ALL of Cedar Rapids are important. Brad has a passion and cares deeply for our city. Please join me in voting for Brad Hart, a… [more]
Cedar Rapids’ council-manager form of government is ideal for a mayor who sees his role as comparable to that of chair of a board overseeing any business or non-profit. Brad Hart is the leading mayoral candidate in this year’s election because he has decades of experience leading some of the city’s most prominent boards, including… [more]
As Executive Director of Young Parents Network for the last 17 years I have spent 15 of them working with and observing the tremendous leadership of Brad Hart. Brad’s outstanding service to YPN as Board chair and Board of Trustees chair represents only a small portion of his tireless commitment to this community, providing strong leadership and making it… [more]
“Brad Hart is a visionary leader and competent, caring professional who generously gives his time, talents and treasures to this community. He has volunteered at numerous nonprofits, fundraising campaigns, community initiatives and faith-based organizations while maintaining an active law practice. I have worked with Brad in various capacities and he always gives 100% to any… [more]
Brad Hart has a servant leadership heart that allows him to see the best in everyone he encounters. He continues to give time, talent, and treasure to the community that he cares so much about. Karl Cassell is the current President/CEO of Horizons, A Family Service Alliance.
I have never met someone with more passion for the well being and reputation of Cedar Rapids than Brad Hart. Neither do I know of anyone else with quite the combination of incredible work ethic and warm, genuine personality that Brad embodies. For these reasons and many more I proudly support Brad Hart as the… [more]
In addition to all the obvious reasons Brad is a great choice for Cedar Rapids mayor (leadership, business experience, passion for our city, etc.), he has a heart for serving others. I’ve seen him live that out in a variety of ways for 36+ years. And that’s not a bad quality in a city leader.… [more]
Over the 20 plus years I have known Brad he has served as a member on my board of directors, board chair, trustee and confidant during my tenure as CEO of Alternative Services/Horizons. Brad has also served in the same capacities with many other not-for-profits with his time, talents and passion. He will serve the… [more]
Brad is one of the most genuine and community-minded people I know! From the moment I moved back to Cedar Rapids, Brad made sure I discovered the right outlets to engage both professionally and personally. He did this because he cares deeply about people and is invested in making our City an amazing place for… [more]