I urge residents of the county board First District to reelect Donnie Snow on April 3. I have known Donnie for more than 20 years. You learn a lot about a person riding a bike with him to Chicago and most of the way back in one day, every August. I got to know him as a supervisor when I was on the board of an organization that had business in front of the board over several years. The organization’s proposal prevailed in the first vote but not again a year later. Donnie believed in the proposal, and voted in favor the second time, as well.
He is thoughtful. He has integrity. His service to our community is impressive: 33 years in city government, retiring as Director of the parks department; county board for 20 years, currently on the Health and Human Development and the Finance and Human Resource committees.
Donnie is African-American. That matters as social media calls for more African-American representation and leadership in our community. He was appointed by Gov. Doyle to the Law Enforcement Standards Board and served for five years. He was on the board of the Racine Civil Leaders Academy (RCLA). He has chaired the Mayors Task Force on Gangs. He was a founder of the Black History [Month] Youth Achievement Awards Program, now in its 34th year. The program recognizes students of all ethnic groups.
He has lived in the district since moving to Racine in 1964. We need him on the board.