For immediate release:
June 4, 2018
Judy Hickey Announces Candidacy for Rochester City Council Ward 5
Judy Hickey, a Rochester resident for 22 years, has announced her candidacy for the Rochester City Council Ward 5 seat. She plans to create a positive campaign and intends to actively engage with the residents of Ward 5 to discuss their concerns.
“I view serving on the City Council as a public service opportunity and intend to treat all residents with a high-level of respect,” she said. “Rochester deserves dedicated leaders who are committed to govern with ideas and solve problems.” She stated her campaign will focus on fiscal responsibility, planned development, and quality of life issues. She feels these are key issues to creating a growing, thriving community for all of Rochester’s residents. She said, “I look forward to examining the issues facing our city and developing relationships with all citizens throughout the community.”
Hickey has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations and last year received the award for outstanding volunteer in the arts from the Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust. She recently completed the certificate program for Festival and Events Management through the University of Minnesota. For many years, she has been dedicated to providing high quality and affordable programing for the city’s young people through her involvement with area arts organizations, such as the Southeastern Minnesota Suzuki Association, Children’s Dance Theatre, and the Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras. She currently serves as a board member with the Rochesterfest organization and as a panelist evaluating grant applications for the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council.
Hickey is married and the mother of six grown sons. She believes that choosing to live and raise her children in the city of Rochester has been primary to the quality of life her family has experienced. She feels that as Rochester continues to grow it needs to provide the quality services and amenities that will encourage Rochester’s young people to return to raise their families.
“I intend to continue to devote my time and energy to the Rochester community,” she said. “If elected, I look forward to the opportunity to serve the citizens of Ward 5 as their representative on the Rochester City Council. I intend to focus on improving the qualities and characteristics of Rochester that make it a great city in which to live, work, and raise a family.”
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