Rachael Mercado for Goshen, District 2
My name is Rachael Mercado, and I’m excited to announce that I will be running for election for Goshen City Council, District 2 on November 7th. By running for this position I will be able to come together with the Mayor and the City Council to support and deliver the greater needs of Goshen’s residents.
I came to Goshen in 2006 to attend Goshen College, pursuing a degree in Education and this wonderful city became my home. While I was a student here, I purchased a home and after I graduated, I worked for Goshen Community Schools using my B.A. degree and was fortunate enough to be Head Coach for Goshen Schools in track & field and basketball.
My husband Leo Mercado and I have four children, and the two youngest attend Goshen schools. I recently assumed the role of President of the West Goshen Neighborhood Association, which has enabled me to work to bring residents together to address concerns about our neighborhood parks, emergency services, and school safety. This position has inspired me to continue to reach out and find other ways that I can use my skill set to help others.
When I was asked to run for the 2nd District seat on the City Council, I realized that this position would allow me to continue to serve my district at a greater capacity. I feel passionate about supporting families in our community, and assuring them that they have the same opportunity to flourish here as I had. I will use my skills as an administrator and community connector to add an emphasis on diversity, environmental responsibility, and quality of life to Goshen’s leadership team. I will work with the Mayor and the City Council to support the greater needs and growth of our District, as well as for all the residents of Goshen. Being a member of Goshen’s City Council will allow me to cross paths with others who are just as motivated to use our resources wisely to ensure the best for the residents of Goshen.
Using my skills to help initiate these positive steps will make our community a better place to live and I am reaching out to invite you to be a part of my campaign. Your financial support of my candidacy is essential to success. Included with this letter are many different ways you can help support my campaign.
Thank you again, for your support and any help you are able to provide.
Paid for by Mercado 4 Goshen