Waynedale Politial Commentaries

What are your Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana politicians working on for you? Local, regional and state wide politics can be found here written by your elected officials.

Our country is in the middle of a presidential election year, full of passionate debate on a wide range of issues.

One of the most important challenges facing our country is the expansive, unmanageable bureaucracy that comprises much of the federal government in Washington, D.C.

Unprecedented federal regulation in every sector of the American economy is stunting our nation’s growth. Unfunded entitlement programs are becoming massively unsustainable liabilities. States’ rights have been...

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Riverfront Fort Wayne and the Allen County Public Library have kicked off a weekly summer family Storytime on the Bridge.

Storytime on the Bridge offers kids of all ages songs, great stories and lots of smiles on the Historic Wells Street Bridge. Story time begins each Monday at 10:30 a.m. and lasts until 11 a.m. Families are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs.

If the weather is stormy or rain is threatening, story time will be held in the Children’s Services Department at the...

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Well the sunny days of summer are upon us, and I’m ready for another festive July full of fireworks and flags on the Fourth and later for the Three Rivers Festival. Downtown Fort Wayne has become such a happening place with so many spots for outdoor recreation, like the ballpark, new restaurants with patio dining, the Old Fort and Rivergreenway paths that now connect up to Waynedale’s bike trails. Even though June was National Great Outdoors Month, I feel like this year’s fun in the summer sun...

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June 19-25 is Entrepreneurship Week in Indiana – an opportunity for Hoosiers to recognize and celebrate the vital importance of free-market entrepreneurship in our state and local communities.

While much of the business-related coverage we read about in the news each day is focused on major national and multi-national corporations, small businesses form the backbone of our economy.

More than 97 percent of Indiana businesses fall into the small business category. These businesses employ nearly...

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I recently announced the City of Fort Wayne’s Blue Star Banner program will continue in 2016.

The Blue Star Banner initiative started in May 2014 and recognizes City of Fort Wayne residents and City government employees who are actively deployed. Through the first two years of the initiative, 52 banners have been displayed to honor service members.

Family and friends of deployed military personnel are encouraged to complete an application at www.cityoffortwayne.org/bluestarbanner. Once the...

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I’m always looking for enjoyable inexpensive events for our clients to take part in. Most of our clients don’t have very much income they can use towards entertainment for the family.

I love a parade! During a time when many of us are isolated as a result of amazing technology such as cell phones, internet and electronic games, a parade brings us together. When I attend the Three Rivers parade, I feel as though the City is throwing a huge party, and everyone is welcome. Parades seem to be a...

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