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Brad Cavanagh announces candidacy for Dubuque mayor


DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) - Dubuque City Council member Brad Cavanagh is the latest candidate to throw his hat into the Dubuque Mayoral race after current Mayor Roy Buol announced last month he would not seek reelection. Cavanagh made the announcement in Dubuque on Saturday.

“I’m running because I believe in Dubuque, and I want it to remain a place where my children can build a life and where all of our kids and grandkids can find opportunities to thrive," Cavanagh said.

Cavanagh joins April White and at-Large City Councilman David Resnick, who both announced their candidacies last month.

Cavanagh currently serves as the 4th Ward City Council Member and works as a professor of Social Work at Loras College. In addition, Cavanagh serves on the boards of the Dubuque Racing Association, Dubuque Initiatives, and the Executive Board of the Iowa League of Cities.

“When I look at Dubuque, I see a city with opportunity—a city that’s alive. A city that is an example for others to follow and that draws people in like a magnet,” he said. “In the past 30 years, Dubuque has gone from the highest unemployment in the nation, to being a reimagined, vibrant city. We stand on big shoulders. And from this vantage point, we can see the road ahead and new opportunity to improve upon the work of those who have paved the way. We can only do this together.”

Cavanagh said his campaign focuses on bringing all residents, regardless of beliefs or background together. He said it is important everyone has a seat at the table.

You can find out more about Cavanagh and his campaign by clicking here.

You can read more about Resnick and his campaign by clicking here.

You can read more about White and her campaign by clicking here.

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