Dear Visitor,

My election to the Englewood City Council in 1998 and 2001, and as Englewood's Mayor in 2003 and 2006 was made possible because people from every aspect of my life joined together to support me, donating their resources and their time.

A May 21, 2001 report by Joseph E. Cantor of the Government and Finance Division of the independent Congressional Research Service stated that the "aggregate costs of House and Senate campaigns increased eightfold between 1976 and 2000, from $115.5 million to $975.3 million, while the cost of living rose threefold."

I believe I am uniquely qualified to serve in the United States Congress because of my experience as an attorney with a career in matters related to foreign relations and fighting domestic terrorism, as a federal prosecutor fighting government corruption, as well as being Mayor who represents people of many interests in what is perhaps one of the most diverse cities in our nation.

I have decided to open a congressional account for a future race because I would like to serve in Congress when an opportunity presents itself. Unfortunately, I alone do not determine the timetable for that opportunity to serve. An opening may present itself sooner than expected, so I have to conclude that I must prepare for that possibility.

I look forward to continuing to work together so we can make a difference here at home and someday, if the opportunity presents itself, in Washington.


Mayor Michael Wildes

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