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Meet Councilman David Rakowitz
ST. HEDWIG -- The June 7 St. Hedwig City Council meeting was the first for newly sworn-in Councilman David Rakowitz in his official capacity.
Rakowitz, who filed to run for the seat formerly held by Justin Jones, met no competition for the seat and took the oath of office last month.
“I have been attending council meetings regularly for about three years,” Rakowitz said. “It is my belief that everyone should do their part to serve the community and I felt that the place where I could best do that was on the city council.”
Rakowitz, 40, has lived in St. Hedwig for most of his life. He is the purchasing director for Lone Star Special Tees, which specializes in promotional merchandise. He said his attention to detail will help him positively during his term.
“I am detail-oriented, hardworking, and am going to do my best to support the community,” Rakowitz said. “There is a lot of history in St. Hedwig, being that it is one of the oldest Polish settlements in North America. I feel we should preserve the past, but also help move the community forward into the 21st century, as well. Finding the right balance between progress and old-fashioned country living is what has helped make St. Hedwig a great place to live.”
Rakowitz said ideas are always floating around about possibilities for St. Hedwig.
“The council is encouraged to present new ideas for discussion and that openness is encouraging,” Rakowitz said. “There are many current issues we need to focus on, such as road maintenance, but if I do come up with something I intend to bring it up.”
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