Republican candidates to sign Fair Campaign Pledge and formal invitation to be made for first mayoral debate

The Goshen City Republican candidates will gather for a public signing of the "Fair Campaign Pledge" Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Republican Headquarters located at 115 E. Lincoln Ave. in downtown Goshen.

A signed copy of the pledge will be forwarded to the Democrat Party with the request that their candidates sign it as well.

Republican mayoral candidate, Mary Cripe, will also be inviting Democrat candidate, Jeremy Stutsman, to this year’s first mayoral debate.

WHAT: Republican candidates to sign Fair Campaign Pledge and formal invitation to be made for first mayoral debate
WHEN: Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Republican Headquarters, 115 E. Lincoln Ave., Goshen, Ind.

Fair Campaign Pledge For the November 2015 Goshen City General Election

As a candidate for public office in the 2015 election:

  • I will conduct my campaign honestly, openly and fairly.  I will discuss the issues and participate in fair public debate with respect to my views and qualifications.

  • I will not engage in, permit or condone defamatory attacks upon the character of my opponent(s); nor will I engage in invasions of personal privacy unrelated to campaign issues.
  • I will not use or permit use of any campaign material or advertisement, which misrepresents, distorts, or otherwise falsifies the facts regarding my opponent(s).
  • I will refuse to disseminate any campaign material or message in which I am not prominently identified.
  • I will publicly repudiate support from any individual or group whose activities would violate this Fair Campaign Pledge.

Mary Cripe

As the City of Goshen Civil Engineer, I am confronted on a daily basis to make decisions that move our city forward and provide for its hardworking citizens. I have gratefully accepted this responsibility to serve you for more than 13 years. I have firsthand knowledge of what it means to be mayor and the very difficult decisions that come along with this significant leadership role. I have a solid understanding of what is required for the efficient operations of our city. I ask for your vote on November 3rd - it would be an honor to serve you in this new capacity.