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Meet the Democrat: William A. Rasmussen Jr.

A look at William Rasmussen Jr., Democratic candidate for Berlin Town Council.

Meet the Democrat: William A. Rasmussen Jr.
"Meet the Candidates" is a feature on Berlin Patch designed to help you get to know your local candidates before you take to the polls this November. Each profile was submitted directly by the candidate. 

Take a moment to review each profile so you can be informed and prepared when you go to the polls on Nov. 5, 2013.

This week, we are looking at the Berlin Town Council candidates:

Name: William Rasmussen
Age:
53
Party, Board Seeking: Democratic Town Council; Unaffiliated
Family information: Married; 3 children
Occupation, if applicable: Financial Advisor; Certified Financial Planner
Political Experience: Two terms on Town Council

Why did you run for office?
I would like to serve the citizens of Berlin and continue the work we have done to meet the needs of seniors, families, and children.

If elected, what would be your primary areas of focus?
My primary focus will be to manage the town budget in a fiscally responsible way.

What do you feel is the biggest issue facing Berlin today?
I feel the biggest issue for Berlin today is meeting the ongoing responsibility to maintain and improve infrastructure; to meet the needs of our children and seniors; to attract business and to provide a great quality of life for all citizens of Berlin.

What skills do you have that you could bring to the community?
As chairman of the Budget Committee I feel I have a good understanding of the budget process and the challenges that come with fiscal responsibility. As a financial advisor, I also have a good understanding of how important it is to make smart financial decisions and balance short term goals with long term objectives. 

(Optional) Anything else you would like to share?
I encourage everyone to get out and vote on Nov. 5.

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