BRAD KESSLER
For Converse City Council
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"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” -  John F. Kennedy

AGENDA FOR
Converse
"Howdy I am Brad Kessler, I am running for City Council to fight for safer neighborhoods, improve roads and sidewalks, bring in small businesses and move our city forward. I am running to give you and your family the seat on the dais and the voice at city hall, I will roll up my sleeves and work tirelessly for you to ensure we have an economically and ethically prosperous city moving forward"
  1. Law Enforcement
    I fully support our law enforcement from all agencies, Converse Police, Constables, JISD Police, VIA Transit PD and Sheriffs. I will stand by our officers side and give them the voice and support they deserve and need.
  2. Military Installations
    The defense industry in San Antonio employs over 80,000 and provides a $5.25 billion impact to the county's economy, and for that reason, I will make sure to always defend and preserve our military installations.
  3. Firefighters
    I fully support and stand with our firefighters, I will make sure they get the treatment and fairness they deserve and also i'd make sure they have the latest equipment and proper funding. Our firefighters know I will have their backs day and night.
  4. Low Taxes
    I will fight to continue to keep our taxes low and the same rate since 1989 at .485, for businesses and property owners to see a real growth for our local economy and to keep us a very affordable community.
    Low Taxes
  5. Veterans
    I am a strong supporter of our military community and I just have to personally say "Thank you to our men and women who have fought and protected the United States of America, God Bless You." I strongly appreciate those who have served us in the Armed Forces and now it's my turn to give back. I will make sure veterans get the job opportunities, business opportunities to become productive and successful in Converse. I encourage the hiring of veterans and also the help for veterans to become small business owners. I strongly support veteran’s organizations, foundations, and community organizations to end veteran homelessness in Texas. I support increasing options legal services for veterans.
  6. Religious Liberty
    I will fight to make sure religious liberties in Converse are protected and defended as they are written in the constitution. Protecting the voice of all religious backgrounds will be a priority of mine. I will fight to keep prayers in our city hall and In God We Trust on our city buildings and first responder vehicles.
Kessler Stands For
- Supports a strong public safety, stands with our police and fire department
- Supports veterans & services
- Supports low taxes, (.485 Rate since 1989)
- Supports limiting big govt
- Supports preserving JBSA Randolph Military Installation and Mission
- Supports reducing traffic congestion
- Supports expansion of roadways
- Supports making fiscally conservative decisions on budgets preventing city debt and wasteful spending
- Supports expanding opportunities and helping our youth and senior citizens
- Supports religious liberty
- Supports city beautification
- Supports increasing education among community
- Supports preserving parks and green spaces
- Supports championing good jobs and careers and better opportunities for Converse citizens
- Supports "In God We Trust" on all city buildings and first responder vehicles
- Supports defending 2nd Amendment Rights
- Supports growing economy and job growth/expansion
- Supports improved quality of life
- Supports improved communication between city leadership and citizens
​- Supports large and small business growth within Converse
- Supports improvements towards all infrastructure projects
- Supports building more sidewalks
- Supports preserving and protecting homes
- Supports the empowerment of voices in neighborhoods
- Supports historic preservation in Converse
- Supports more accountability and transparency
- Supports property tax exemption increase for senior citizens
- Brad Kessler is a Catholic, Pro Life, Oath Keeping Patriot who loves his city, God and neighbors!
Public Transportation
Senior Citizens
Budget
I will make sure our senior citizens are never ignored or mistreated in Converse and I will make sure they get the respect and treatment they deserve. I want our senior citizens to feel beloved and welcomed in the community by providing the care, safety and also they voice they deserve, as a millennial and candidate I look to acknowledge and speak up and fight for any assistance our senior citizens may need. Their voice matters too and its time for a change.
I will make sure that our city doesn't go buck wild spending taxpayer money at a ridiculous costly rate or spending on unnecessary things and focus on whats important. I will make sure that the city makes deals like no other where we will save taxpayer money and we make the smart choices to not ever lead Converse into debt. Balancing a stable budget is important for the future economy of the city.
I fully support modernizing transportation in Converse as it is time that Converse expands its transportation services into the 2020's by accommodating into a unique and new way of public transportation. I will fight to make sure Converse gets a modern public transportation system connecting our neighboring towns and cities. Expanding Converse public transportation will create jobs, grow the economy and also make commuting around the city easier.
Small Business
Working With State And Federal Government
Public Safety
I strongly support small businesses, small business provides commerce, trade, and services to the community but more importantly they employee many citizens. I support tax cuts for small businesses and cutting many regulations so small businesses can grow, employ more and increase wages. I also strongly support small banks because small banks help a lot with small businesses and working together creates a prosperous community. Under my leadership, Converse will be PRO business. I strongly support the initiatives to enable more women-owned businesses and more veteran, latin and black-owned businesses in Converse.
I am a strong supporter of our Police and Firefighters in Converse, I am committed to making Converse safer through policies and having the backs of our first responders. I have always advocated and fought for safer streets and communities in Converse and NE Bexar Co. Restoring first responder services by providing proper funding, replacing outdated vehicles and equipment and hiring more Police officers and Firefighters, keeping more ambulances and patrol cars in use. I prioritize the decreasing emergency response times for first responders helping those in need. I will work fiercely hand in hand with our law enforcement to make sure Converse has safer neighborhoods, streets and a safer community overall. I will create educational community programs to keep a strong partnership with Police officers, City leaders, and Citizens. The future of Converse is to see violent crimes and petty crimes decrease in huge rates throughout our community.
I am willing to work and communicate with our state officials in Austin and federal officals in Washington to make sure Converse gets a voice, and to make sure any problems that face Converse the answer will be called in from Austin and Washington. I want to keep an open conversation and back support from state officials, the office of the governor and those in federal offices. I want those in Austin and Washington at the capitol to be aware of the problems that may occur in our city and with any challenges we may face. Taxes, infrastructure projects, creating jobs and expanding city borders and services should be an open dialog that travels smoothly between Converse and those at the capitol in Austin and Washington and I want to make sure we have a good understanding and relationship to make Converse and Texas the greatest places in the United States. A good government with local and state and federal officials means good communities and transparency.
Clean Communities
Infrastructure
Limiting Big Government
I will fight to make sure Converse has and maintains a "clean community". I will ensure our alleys, sidewalks, streets, and parks are clean and maintained properly for all. the time is now to make Converse clean and beautiful and I will launch a "make Converse beautiful TODAY" campaign to make sure our community and the neighborhoods are nicely maintained and clean for all our citizens.
I fully support the infrastructure system and know its time to fix our sidewalks, streets, drainage, and maintain parks. It's time to repair our roads, expand our roads and more importantly build more roads! Traffic congestion has been a problem in Converse, Having deteriorating roads is a priority of mine to get fixed. I strongly encourage adding new sidewalks and repairing many sidewalks throughout the neighborhoods in Converse. We can not move Converse forward with bad infrastructure, So I will always be striking down the city as to keeping up with great and strong roadways and sidewalks. I am committed to revitalizing our parks, finding new ways to create green spaces and recreational facilities in Converse. I will make sure no area in Converse is neglected and we will keep our alleys clean and make sure no area has bulky trash or dump laying around. Tree trimming and graffiti removal around Converse and neighborhoods is a must! I will team up with businesses, local residents, and nonprofits to host community cleanup efforts and engage in educational campaigns.
I will support the reduction and size of local government and provide more transparency giving the voice and power to the people. It is time citizens make the decisions at city hall. I support accountability and transparency in local politics and it is time Converse continues this treatment. The power should always be for the people, by the people and electing people who will make great changes to communities and who will listen.
Animals
Hotels
One City, Standing Tall
As a lifelong animal lover and animal rights activist, I will continue to defend and preserve the lives of animals and continue to support a "no kill" in Converse. I will support a animal safe havens for both domestic and wild animals in the city. I am committed to working with nonprofits, organizations and enabling city resources to make Converse a place where all animals can live safely and happy also in great harmony.
I support the development of bringing hotels into Converse. With more hotels in Converse we increase more revenue, jobs and travel services in the city. I want to expand hotel and hospitality service in Converse to not just benefit the community but to benefit the city as a whole, bringing in more tourism and travel to our city brings in more business to local business owners and keeps our city busy in earning revenue from travel and tourist.
I truly will fight and push to make Converse a national and recognizable city for opening a business, starting the Texan dream and being able to live comfortably. Raising a family, opening a business, and the vast range of opportunities our city provide I will make sure we stand apart from the competitive cities and we become the city leading by example. I will truly push Converse to lead the State in quality of life, fairness, economic opportunities and the city to retire in.
Green Spaces
Economic Development
Friendly Competition, Working With Neighbors
I will fight to make sure our parks get the treatment they deserve and are a welcoming and safe place for the community to enjoy as it is a getaway into the nature and beauty of Converse's tranquility. Everyone in all communities deserves a piece of relaxation and nature. I will push to make sure the city and community host more events and local gatherings at parks to create a socialization and engagement for all to enjoy, such as movies in the park, food events, cultural events, music events. I also support expanding our parks and working with museums and non-profits also fitness programs to create the ultimate and most fun experience our parks can provide.
I will push for some serious economic development in Converse, as it is rich with tremendous potential to grow. Converse deserves more businesses and attractions and also a nightlife and significant living abilities for those moving into the city. A growing city is a connecting city and enabling strong economic development in Converse with more businesses and community events creates connections and community prosperity.
Its time Converse creates and works in a friendly competition with neighboring communities and San Antonio in jobs, infrastructure and also the affordability of living. I want Converse to compete on a massive scale in wages, jobs, economic opportunities, and quality of life for citizens. As for our small neighbors nearby, id love to work with cities such as Cibolo, Schertz, San Antonio on infrastructure projects to ease traffic congestions and work on public safety issues to keep Converse and our neighboring towns safe.
Jobs
Community Empowerment
Veterans
I am a strong supporter of job growth, I want to implement serious changes to the city's policies that will make it easier to do business in Converse, create high earning jobs and boost the city's economic sector. I will fight to lower confusing regulations and high taxes for businesses and support a tax relief to businesses willing to bring hundreds of new jobs to the city and high wages. It is time to make deals with large corporations or entities who plan to enrich our economy in Converse. I want Converse to bring in companies from the tech industry and the auto industry to expand our job force and economy and start hiring Converse citizens to lead the workforce to the next level. Modern, innovative Companies investing in Converse can really shape up our economy and provide a service to the rest of the State and region.
I support the community coming forward to engage in city hall and voice their opinions to truly know what needs fixing. I want to see neighborhood councils, associations and resident organizations to provide a valuable outlet in voicing their concerns or opinions on issues in the city. I will make sure to listen to citizens and provide services and assistance to give positive feedback to the community. I strongly encourage and support the youth to come out and join neighborhood meetings and voicing their thoughts on the current state of Converse. We need community output and engagement NOW because without your advice or knowledge city officials won't know what truly concerns residents.
I am a strong supporter of our military community and I just have to personally say "Thank you to our men and women who have fought and protected the United States of America, God Bless You." I strongly appreciate those who have served us in the Armed Forces and now it's my turn to give back. I will make sure veterans get the job opportunities, business opportunities to become productive and successful in Converse. I encourage the hiring of veterans and also the help for veterans to become small business owners. I strongly support veteran’s organizations, foundations, and community organizations to end veteran homelessness in San Antonio and Texas. I support increasing options for veteran's healthcare and legal services for veterans. We in Converse are welcoming to all veterans and we look forward to doing the much needed to make sure our fellow soldiers get the treatment the are deserved.