eDebate: Davis vs. Winnecke (repost)


2/7/2011 eDebate
Evansville Mayoral Election

Rick Davis (D)

Lloyd Winnecke (R)

Question #5: Finishing up, please give us a brief statement as to why you think you should be the next Mayor of Evansville.

     I have the work experience, education, and community involvement it takes to be a great mayor. I began working in the newspaper industry at the age of 16, working my way up to management positions at The Evansville Courier & Press and The Newburgh Register and The Boonville Standard. I worked my way through college, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications/Emphasis In Journalism from the University of Southern Indiana. In my mid-30s, while working full-time, I attended night school at the University of Evansville, earning a Master of Science Degree in Public Service Administration, graduating with a 3.97 grade point average. Before having the honor of serving as your Vanderburgh County Treasurer, I was the Chief Deputy in the Vanderburgh County Recorder’s Office from 2002-2008. Therefore, I have management experience in both the public and private sectors. I was president of the Mount Auburn Neighborhood Association from 2006-2008; I have been a proud member of the West Sector Police Station’s National Night Out Committee for many years; and I am involved in the United Neighborhoods of Evansville. As County Treasurer, I am the financial officer of the county, responsible for investing millions of taxpayer dollars each year. I have made many improvements to the Treasurer’s Office, including implementing an in-house printing project that has not only saved the county thousands of dollars, it has also made my office — as well as other county offices — more productive. This type of innovative, technology-driven decision-making is the type of leadership needed to move Evansville forward in the most efficient manner possible. I am an effective communicator and with my journalism experience I believe in openness and fairness. There will also be NO MORE Democratic Party caucuses held in the mayor’s office or in any other location. A quorum of City Council members meeting behind closed doors to discuss the people’s business is a disservice to our community and will not be tolerated. Thank you for your time and I’d appreciate your support on May 3 in the Democratic Party Primary election. Sincerely, Rick Davis.

     Many Evansville residents have forgotten that our community is a great place to live, raise a family and grow a business. We need a leader willing and able to restore a sense of pride about our community. That begins with job creation, and it extends to fostering a better quality of life as well. I am the candidate best equipped to work in a bi-partisan manner for the betterment of our community. We must be unafraid to lead or try new and innovative solutions. I will be a mayor who listens and respectfully consider diverse points of view. As a neighbor, businessperson, and county executive, I have the experience and ability to lead Evansville to a better future. Visit www.WinneckeForMayor.com to learn more about our cause and how you can get involved. Together we can make Evansville a better place to live.

This concludes our first “eDebate” on community-observer.com. We highly appreciate the cooperation of both of our mayoral candidates. We hope that through this website, each candidate was better able to convey their hopes and intentions or the city of Evansville. Please keep all comments civil and constructive.


  1. Some people are easily impressed with a few big words strung together in such a way that they mean nothing.

  2. There was a website error that caused us to lose the comments on this post from yesterday and this morning. I am trying to retrieve them.

  3. I would like to apologize for all who were involved in the discussion yesterday. The ~17 comments from the last 24 hours are gone, and irretrievable. I will be taking measures to assure that this loss of data does not happen again.

    • Instructed and baptized 22 Chinese people at Easter time. Help them with first Confessions in the past few wezBk.saptieed another 10 people at Pentecost. Still giving instructions to a number of non-Catholic Chinese. Will start my new assignment in July, and will start celebrating Chinese Mass in Coquitlam on July 17.Have been praying for you, Fr. Z, since I read your request for prayers. May God bless you!

Comments are closed.