[Editor's note: The following is a verbatim statement by former mayoral candidate John Pokrandt, who placed third in the Feb. 21 primary. It represents Pokrandt's opinion alone. Patch does not endorse candidates for public office.]
I am very proud of the race I ran for mayor of Wauwatosa. I would like to thank my friends and supporters for all of their hard work.
It was great to be a part of the process and to meet so many wonderful and passionate people. I am honored to have had the support of so many of my fellow citizens.
As we look forward to the general election, I am endorsing Kathy Ehley in the race for mayor of Wauwatosa. I believe that Kathy's long term focus and commitment to our city will serve the citizens of Wauwatosa well.
Kathy's excellent work with the Village of Wauwatosa BID is a testament to her ability to get things done. We agree on the need to maintain city services and improve our infrastructure.
Maintaining our position of leadership in education is also a key to keeping Wauwatosa the desirable community it is today and always has been. Kathy's focus on sustainability is very important to me.
At the end of the day I believe Kathy Ehley has the right vision and leadership ability to move our city forward.
Thanks, John Pokrandt