For many years, I have watched Rich OConnor & admired his ability to navigate difficult waters. His leadership has helped steer Hudson through such challenging growth pains. Rich has selflessly volunteered many hours with a heartfelt dedication to this community. A couple of examples include: playing a key role in restoring fiscal viability to our Area Library System & bringing together an intergenerational hockey tournament hosted here in our city. He has poured his heart & soul into various other foundations and community projects. Rotary, Former Chair of the Hudson Hospital Foundation Board, & Co-founded the group that built the second arena for the Hockey Association. As our mayor, Rich OConnor set out to complete three important items: redevelop St. Croix Meadows dog track, reinvigorate our riverfront, & solve the problems with downtown parking. He is on the verge of completing all of these in his first term but needs your vote so he can continue the work he set out to accomplish for this community! Rich OConnor was the only one during the budget talks for 2018 to bring up actually looking at the budget & discussing whether or not to raise the mill rate. He successfully encouraged the council to find ways to save money, & they did. Without his leadership, the 2018 budget would have passed with a bigger increase than we saw this year. Rich has done a great job for our city, & he needs your support. There is a lot left to accomplish. In my view, there is only one man for the job, so please join me in voting for Rich OConnor on Tuesday, April 3rd.