Al Matano and Tim Gruber endorse Bradley Campbell for District 11 Alder

By longtime PD endorsed County Supervisor Al Matano

Dear Friends: For the 17 years I have represented District 11 on the Dane County Board I have been fortunate to have a strong counterpart on the Madison Common Council. My good friend Tim Gruber agreed to be appointed to the seat vacated mid-term by his successor with his promise to not seek election in this April's election.

Tim (Alder Gruber) and I are supporting Bradley Campbell for the open seat.

Bradley has a lot going for him.

Qualified. He is the most qualified candidate. He earned a Master’s from the La Follette School of Public Affairs, where he learned the principals of good government. Bradley has worked in all levels of government on a huge range of policy issues, with broad professional experience that will serve Madison well. He has served on City of Madison committees, working on neighborhood planning and the Sustainable Madison Committee. With this committee, he helped draft a recommendation of a vision of a carbon neutral city, through the use of 100% renewable energy.

Committed. Bradley is the most committed candidate. He shows his interest in local government not just from his service on the aforementioned City committee, but he also helped start his neighborhood association's neighborhood watch program and worked on a total rewrite of the Hill Farms Neighborhood Plan. Bradley is a committed and active progressive — giving his time not only to the city and neighborhood, but giving of himself to youth through scouting as well.

Strong on the Issues. Bradley is strong on the issues facing the City of Madison. He supports:

• Renewable energy to keep Madison strong, keep Madison an economic and moral leader.

• Smart and sustainable development strategies — transit oriented development, prioritizing walkability, biking, and transit — utilizing the best of new urbanism and smart growth strategies.

• Housing solutions to house the homeless in the short and long term.

• Supporting our public schools in all ways we can find, such as partnering on capital improvements to reduce operating costs.

Listening to Bradley speak before 100 Hill Farms residents this week, he was not only able to lay out these issues, but was able to give detailed responses to in depth questions from the audience.

In times like these, with hostile leadership in both Washington and the State Capitol, we need fearless leaders who will take unequivocal stands on the issues and not be afraid to rock the boat. That candidate is Bradley Campbell.

Please join Tim and me in supporting Bradley Campbell's candidacy. Please attend his fundraiser at 7pm Friday, March 24, at 5 Kewaunee Court in Hill Farms. (Facebook event: If you can't make it, please send a campaign contribution to Friends of Bradley Campbell, 5321 Manitowoc Parkway or contribute on line at