Munoz Enters Madison Mayoral Race

By: Justin Ware Email
By: Justin Ware Email

Madison mayoral candidate Peter Munoz says a bus stop is the perfect thing to symbolize one of the key differences between himself and current mayor Dave Cieslewicz.

"If we're talking about public transportation," said Munoz, "that's where we need to put the money."

The idea of using street cars that would run on rails in Madison is something Cieslewicz is looking into.

And something that most people have an opinion about.

"I think it would be fun, especially at night, going out to dinner and things like that," said a streetcar supporter.

"I wouldn't be inclined to use it all," said someone who would rather walk than take a streetcar.

Street cars can be a devisive issue and Munoz says they might be a good idea several years from now.

But in the mean time, he says there are more important things to worry about in Madison.

Better bus service being one, and lower property taxes being another.

"I know many people who are retired, who are on fixed incomes," said Munoz, "they can't afford to buy medications for food and then whenever tax time comes around, it's a real hardship."

Munoz is currently the executive director of Dane County Centro Hispano ... a Latino resource center in Madison.

The campaigns for two of his opponents, Cieslewicz and businessman Ray Allen, issued statements welcoming Munoz into the race on Wednesday.

And all three of them will face off in the February primary, that is now less then two months away.

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