Bob Shogren files for mayor of Cambridge

Bob Shogren
Bob Shogren

What should the responsibility of government be? The government should provide for public safety with a well-equipped and trained police and fire service, provide safe streets and keep them in good repair, ensure safe drinking water and reliable disposal of waste and take care of public land such as parks, sidewalks and trails.

I am pleased to announce my candidacy for mayor of the city of Cambridge. I served you for 11 years on the Cambridge City Council and look forward to the next four years as mayor where I will continue to work toward lower taxes and smaller government. As a councilman I was instrumental in:

• Reducing your property tax rate.

• Enhancing public safety by adding police officers, firefighters and the equipment needed to protect our city.

• Improving the city’s infrastructure by replacing deteriorated streets, adding new streets, and repairing much of the water and sewer system.

• Adding city parks like the Sandquist Athletic Complex, and improved many other parks by adding or replacing aging playground equipment.

• In an effort to reduce your tax burden and to enhance our community, more businesses such as Kohls, Mill’s Fleet Farm and Applebees, were welcomed to Cambridge.

I know families are struggling to keep their bills paid and to live within their means. A city is no different – we all have to live within our means. We need to have leadership at city hall that understands the true role of city government. By focusing on infrastructure like streets, sewer and water, public safety, and economic development, we can keep Cambridge the great place to live and work that it is.

If you’re looking for a new leader with a strong, conservative voice at city hall, please vote and elect me as your city’s mayor on Nov. 4. “Bob for the Job!”