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LETTER Trustee: All are Welcome in Oswego

Nov 18, 2016 07:31AM ● Published by Steven Jack

Friends, this year’s Presidential election cycle was dramatic, and a bit unusual. Half of the country is happy, half are unhappy, perhaps even a bit afraid. As Village Trustee, it is my responsibility to point out that no matter—who you voted for, your race, religion, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or disability—you are welcome in Oswego.

Oswego has always been the friendliest community around, we pride ourselves on that, so I have no doubt that it will continue to be. We are the kind of community where we respect each other, work hard and see the opportunity in each day. When my wife and I moved here nearly a decade ago, we discovered that we not only found incredible neighbors, but lifelong friends as well. In my heart, I know that other people have had the same experience.

There are 33,078 wonderful residents in Oswego, and I intend to serve each and every one of you. There is so much that unites us. I believe Oswegoans want the same thing at the end of the day: loving families, good schools, safe neighborhoods, prosperity, a sense of community, and a safe place to worship as we see fit. Those things are found in Oswego. Kristin and I have a two-year-old boy and a four-month-old girl, and we love raising them here. Whether or not I can eventually convince my toddler to wear pants, or not bury the dog in Lego’s while she’s sleeping, is a matter for another day.

As we go forward, I want you to feel welcome and that you are an integral part of the fabric of this incredible community. If you are ever want to talk, give me a call. I’ve got big ears that I inherited from my Grandfather and are perfect for listening. Seriously, my cell number is 630-788-9299.

God bless you and may God bless these United States now and forever.

Ryan Kauffman, Village of Oswego trustee

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