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.
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Thank you for your consideration and remember to vote!
Robert (Bob) Loviscek, Jr
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