The November 2019 election is an important election for our community. Mayor Pape has served as New Bremen’s longest running mayor (4 terms – 16 years) and has chosen not to run for re-election. This year’s election will be the first contested mayor election since 2003. New Bremen residents Craig Hoffman and Robert Parker will be on the ballot, vying for mayor.

During a recent conversation about the upcoming election, council member Jacob Larger commented “The first year I was eligible to vote was the first year Jeff Pape was running for mayor”. This same moment applies for many of the young voters in our community.

We encourage all registered voters to exercise their right to vote on Tuesday, November 5th. It may not be a presidential election that catches the spotlight, but it is an important election where each and every vote does count.

Here is some information regarding mayor candidate Craig Hoffman:

Craig is a native of New Bremen, he has two adult children, Brandon and Lana. Craig earned his associate degree in business management from Wright State University Lake Campus and is a 5th generation owner of Hoffman Decorating.
Craig has served as a long-term trustee member of the New Bremen Historic Association. He served on village council from 2004-2015. Currently he serves as an usher at Holy Redeemer Church.
When asked why he is seeking this election position, Craig shared, “I enjoyed the community involvement that comes with being on village council and feel that this is a good time to step up to the challenges of mayor. I would welcome discussion between now and election every Sunday at Wendy’s from noon to 1pm!”

Check back next week (Tuesday, October 8th) for a post on mayoral candidate Robert Parker