news RELEASE IN RESPONSE TO THE GOSHEN NEWS ARTICLE PUBLISHED Oct. 23
The We Are Goshen Republican team of candidates fully support Brent Randall. He is the same person today as he was yesterday and is the right person to serve on City Council representing District 5. We are deeply saddened to see someone's private personal life be exposed, by no choice of his own, for what can only appear to be political motivations. His entire life is turned upside down. Our only hope is that this is not some type of political tactic by the opposing party, as we all signed the Fair Campaign Pledge. Yes, we are all candidates seeking to be elected, but first and foremost, we are all human beings who deserve to be treated with respect. Brent Randall has done so much for the Goshen community, and we will rally together to support him now and after the election.
GOSHEN DEMOCRATIC MAYORAL CANDIDATE JEREMY STUTSMAN'S RECEIVES FUNDING FROM POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES
With the election two weeks away, the latest campaign finance reports show that Goshen Democratic mayoral candidate Jeremy Stutsman has raised more than three times as much as his opponent, Republican Mary Cripe.
Three political action committees also contributed to the Democrat: DPBG, $1,000; Indiana Realtors, $500; and Indiana State Ironworkers, $5,000.
Indiana Realtors also contributed $200 to Cripe’s campaign. Most of her contributions came from individual donors.
GOSHEN MAYORAL RACE: Cripe touts experience as an edge
Goshen Republican mayoral candidate Mary Cripe laid out areas she feels differentiate her from opponent, Democrat Jeremy Stutsman, in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.
Cripe, who has served as Goshen’s Civil City Engineer for the past 14 years, stated those areas include stewardship of a multi-million dollar engineering budget; ability to bring diverse groups of people together; and experience working with public-private partnerships.
Cripe lays out resident outreach plan
Goshen Republican mayoral candidate Mary Cripe this week unveiled her intentions if elected to pursue a digital engagement plan utilizing social media and other online tools to help the city better engage residents online while saving the city money.
Cripe, who has served as the city’s civil engineer for more than a decade, is running against Democratic mayoral nominee Jeremy Stutsman, a two-term At-Large Goshen city councilman and owner of the construction firm Lofty Ideas LLC.
In announcing her plan Thursday, Cripe noted that with more than 75 percent of Americans now online, and 82 percent of them interacting with government online, local governments have the opportunity to engage residents on Facebook, Twitter and other digital tools.
People's Forum: Vote for Mary Cripe
Out of the selective few candidates for mayor of Goshen, i see only one person who would create a big difference to the city of Goshen, if she were voted in as Goshen's next mayor.
I've taken the liberty to read up on all that Mary Cripe has accomplished over her 13 years as Goshen's civil engineer. I'll say it's pretty impressive what all she has accomplished in that time frame.
I personally know Mary Cripe from Grace Community Church in Goshen. She is an extraordinary woman of her word. Very caring about people, and her community.
Mary is firm in her beliefs, and will do the very best she can to settle any disputes. She has always been willing at a moment’s notice to help out where she is needed.
I would trust her to lead Goshen into a much brighter future for the community.
Vote for Mary Cripe.
ENDORSEMENT: FOCUSES ON THE NEEDS OF THOSE AROUND HER
Two years ago I had the opportunity to travel with Mary across the world to love on rescued orphans. I didn't know Mary leaving, but I returned with a lifelong friend knowing this about her.......She has a deep interest, love, and concern for people.
Whether it's Goshen or Battambang, Cambodia, she desires to see everyone thrive. Not only did she love and care for the orphans while there, she also had a deep concern for the people of Cambodia to the point it kept her awake at night thinking about the poverty there and what could be done to help.
Mary is a woman of God who is obedient to God's calling on her life. She listens then speaks wisdom, loves deeply, and focuses on the needs of those around her.
- Suz Sutter, stay-at-home mom to three daughters and small business owner
endorsement: STRONG MORAL COMPASS
While sorting out the various candidates to be voted on, I see one that is just standing above all the rest. Mary Cripe, running for mayor of Goshen just stands out to me.
She has 13 years of experience in leadership, and the knowledge of efficiently running the city, as she is the city's current civil engineer. She has a servant’s heart,and a genuine love for Goshen and its residents.
A strong moral compass, a long list of accomplishments and awards, and is very accessible to the public. Ready to meet,and answer questions, to all the many needs of the residents. She has a very cheerful, friendly, attitude, she has wisdom, and is willing to go out of her way to help.
Do your homework this election and don't waste your vote.
You want a better Goshen? Vote in the better candidate.
Mary Cripe for mayor.
Mary Cripe states differences between Goshen's mayoral candidates, Jeremy Stutsman offers rebuttal
Goshen mayoral candidates spell out how their differences set them apart and set them up to be the city’s next mayor in news releases sent less than two weeks before the Nov. 3 elections.
ELECTION 2015: Mayoral hopeful Cripe: Communication key to blight reduction in Goshen
Instead of creating more multi-point plans and commissions when it comes to reducing blight in the city, Goshen Republican mayoral nominee Mary Cripe feels greater communication among city residents would be a more effective way of tackling the issue.
Cripe said as much this week in response to the recent unveiling by her opponent, Democratic nominee Jeremy Stutsman, of what he’s calling his five-point “Neighborhood Blight Reduction Plan” aimed at reducing blight and increasing property values in Goshen neighborhoods.
Goshen mayoral candidates Mary Cripe and Jeremy Stutsman list issues facing the community at candidate forum
The candidates running to be mayor of Goshen say the budget and community development are the biggest issues facing the city.
Republican Mary Cripe and Democrat Jeremy Stutsman, along with 10 City Council candidates, participated in a candidate forum at the Goshen Theater on Thursday night.
ELECTION 2015: Goshen mayor candidates speak about issues at public forum
Lots of questions were asked, and answered, Saturday morning during a Goshen mayoral candidate forum.
With less than 46 days until Election Day, more than 50 people made their way down to the Goshen Public Library’s basement auditorium to listen to Mary Cripe, Republican, and Jeremy Stutsman, Democrat, speak about city issues.
City engineer hoping to become mayor in Goshen
Republican Mary Cripe has worked for the city 13 years -- all of those were alongside current Mayor Allan Kauffman.
ELECTION 2015: Huffman to run for Goshen council
With Randy Huffman’s filing Friday as a Republican seeking the 4th District Goshen City Council seat, Republicans and Democrats have candidates for each City Council seat, but there will be no contested races in the primary. That means the primary ballot will resemble the general election ballot.
Elkhart County candidates 2015:
Who's filed for office in Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Bristol, Middlebury, Millersburg and Wakarusa?