On October 7, 2022, the City of Hamburg sent out the following e-mail:
Dear Candidate(s) for Mayor and Hamburg City Council,
The City of Hamburg will be distributing a City Newsletter next week Thursday or Friday. This is a great opportunity to provide a statement about yourself and why you are running for Mayor or City Council.
If you would like to supply a paragraph or two about yourself and why you are running for City Council for the City Newsletter, please provide your statement by the end of the day Wednesday, November 12th.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 952-467-3232.
Thanks & Have a Great Weekend.
Once again, the INCUMBENT HAMBURG CITY COUNCIL MEMBER,
ERIC POPPLERFAILED TO RESPONDto the CITY'S REQUEST !!
Also, CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE
ANTHONY VAN HAFTEN FAILED TO RESPONDto the CITY'S REQUEST !!
However, my response was as follows:
"My HAMBURG MAYORAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN WEBSITE, www.HAMBURGMINNESOTA.com, contains CRITICAL INFORMATION that is of VITAL IMPORTANCE to Hamburg RESIDENTS so that they may make informed decisions in the voting booth this November affecting the FUTURE of OUR City, based on FACTS; rather than rumors and 'innuendo'. My Website also contains my many reasons for seeking election as Hamburg's next Mayor as well as information about my background and my suitability, for the position. As your next Mayor, I will restore the badly NEEDED, and REQUIRED, values of LEADERSHIP, INTEGRITY and ACCOUNTABILITY that have been NON-EXISTENT in OUR City for the past SIX YEARS because of the POOR and INEFFECTIVE Administration in the City of Hamburg, during the past six years. As your next Mayor, I will also ENSURE that Hamburg RESIDENTS play a MAJOR ROLE in directing the future of OUR City, for the next four years and beyond.
The CONTROL of the CITY of Hamburg MUST be RETURNED to the CITIZENS that FUND it !!
As part of their Election 2022 coverage, the Waconia Patriot and Sun Patriot Newspapers reached
out to candidates in contested races for local offices and asked them to respond to the
same five questions for each office. My unedited responses appear below.
It is INTERESTING TO NOTE that the INCUMBENT HAMBURG CITY COUNCIL MEMBER
ERIC POPPLER seeking to be re-elected, FAILED TO RESPONDto the newspaper's request.
Also, HAMBURG CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES RICHARD MALZandANTHONY VAN HAFTEN
FAILED TO RESPONDto the newspaper's request as well !!