Matthew Metz

  • Robert (Bob) Loviscek - Bloomington Township Board

    I have filed to run for Bloomington Township Board to bring a fiscal conservative voice to township government.  I believe that this is a much-needed approach to township government due to the ever-dwindling resources available. Many townships within Monroe County are facing uncertain futures in their abilities to provide cost effective fire protection.  I do not believe that we can “tax” our way out of that situation and as an over 20-year member of the fire service, I believe I can bring a thoughtful, experience based voice to that conversation.

    I served my country for 10 years as an active duty Marine and was honorably discharged in 1997.  That time in my life allowed me to form my leadership style that is to confront issues head on, while staying on consistent message to all involved to ensure the mission accomplishment.  As the grassroots form of government, townships should ensure taxpayers are treated with the same respect and communicated to truthfully and efficiently.  If elected, I will make sure that transparency is our cornerstone. 

    I have run for this office before, and I maintain that the Board should not be a rubber stamp for the Trustee’s office and I pledge to ask the tough questions on all matters dealing with finances.

    I have a labor background and am a 3rd generation Public Safety professional and a proud International Association of Firefighters Union member as were my father and grandfather before me.  I believe that there are not enough candidates who can say that.  We, in the labor movement, need to become more active in the decision making of our local politics because this is where the rubber meets the road.  The decisions at the local level impact our daily lives and that is why I decided to seek office.

    Additionally, I joined the Speedway (Indiana) Fire Department in 1998 and in 2003, I moved to Bloomington to take my current position with the City of Bloomington Fire Department.  I reside in Bloomington Township with my wife Kari, and our 2 children Madison and Robbie.

    I have always taken on responsibility, and leadership has come naturally.  The loyalty, respect and compassion I try to have in my everyday life help in serving the citizens of Monroe County.  It is a challenge to live a life in Public Safety, but I believe if you make the commitment to do it and take nothing for granted, you can and will be successful.  These are some of the qualities I hope to bring as a member of the Bloomington Township Board.

    Thank you for your consideration and I hope you support my campaign.

     

    If you need any additional information on my campaign, please email me at loviscek86@gmail.com.

    Thank you for your consideration and remember to vote!

    Respectfully,

     

    Robert (Bob) Loviscek, Jr

     

    You can also follow me on Twitter @lovisceb and

    My Facebook page Loviscek for Bloomington Township Board

     


  • published Home 2015-03-18 13:13:25 -0400

    A statement from the Monroe County Democratic Party's Executive Board:

    September 20, 2020:

     

    When we all made plans to say goodbye to 2019 and gear up for 2020, none of us would have ever expected what this new year would bring us.  We kept saying “Hindsight is 2020” and were gearing up for one of the best years yet.  However, along our journey, our willpower has been tested and our foundation has been shaken to the core.  

    Climate change continues to show us its severity with the burning of the wildfires in Australia earlier this year and the continued wildfires out west, to the point that our friendly skies in Monroe County were affected by it this week.  

    Covid-19 has come in and re-shaped our everyday activities, and our lives have been drastically altered to new norms that involve face masks and social distancing.  As a result of this pandemic, thousands have lost jobs, and sadly 200,000 Americans have succumbed to this virus that the President originally downplayed and said would “just disappear” with warmer weather.  Let that sink in for you.

    We continue to see protests, public outcry, and social unrest due to police brutality and the murders of Elijiah McClain, Breonna Taylor, Daniel Prude, Rayshard Brooks, Dreasjon Reed, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and George Floyd.  Our community protested and took to our streets for Black Lives and rallied behind our very own community members Vauhxx Booker and Darwin Davis.  

    This year we also lost Congressman John Lewis, an icon who dedicated his entire life to championing for equality and even in death encouraged us to get into some “Good Trouble”. Then, we were rocked with news last night with the untimely passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Now we have learned the Senate leader Mitch McConnell is looking to replace the beloved Ginsburg before the election; a contradiction to a comment he made about this very same issue back in 2016 and hypocrisy at its finest. 

    Now is the time for us to wipe our tears away and not stay complacent with anger, but instead channel our raw emotions to make positive change and get into Good Trouble.  There are 44 days left until the election, and the administration in the White House continues to fail us everyday.  Trey Hollingsworth continues to fail our district and has no business being our representative.  New leadership is desperately needed at the state level and we can achieve this with electing Dr. Woody Myers as a Governor and Linda Lawson as Lieutenant Governor.  Electing a fearless State Senator such as Shelli Yoder, and re-electing Matt Pierce as a State Representative and electing new candidates such as Alyssa Bailey, Paula Staley, Tiffany Grant, and Cinde Wirth.  Our local candidates are seeking your support such as County Council Candidates Trent Deckard, Cheryl Munson, and Geoff McKim.  Re-electing our phenomenal Judge Val Haughton and electing new judges:  Geoff Bradley and Kara Krothe.

    IF we truly want to make a difference, it is very simple:  We need YOU.  Donate to a campaign and support our candidates by hosting their yard sign in your yard. Share their information on social media and proudly say why you support them.  You MUST then register to vote, and if you already are registered, check your status.  Lastly, you MUST vote: whether it’s via absentee or in person (be sure to wear your masks), but please vote.  

    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said it best when she tweeted, “Now is not the time for cynicism or hopelessness.  There is and continues to be political possibility to preserve our democracy and move forward.  It will require each and every one of us, from the streets to the Senate, to grow in courage, strength and strategy.  But it is possible”.  

    So hindsight is still 2020 because we are truly being shown that we are in the fight of our lives.  So are you ready to do this together?  If so, let us embody the fighting spirit and do  as the great Angela Davis said best, “Let us no longer accept the things that we cannot change, but change the things that we can no longer accept!”

     

     

     

     

     


  • donated on ActBlue 2016-10-11 19:23:08 -0400

Matthew Metz

Matthew Metz

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