Wilkowski to vote for Issue 3Written by Brandi Barhite | Community Ombudsman | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayoral candidate Keith Wilkowski said he will vote for Issue 3 when he personally goes to the polls on Nov. 3.
Wilkowski announced his support for the issue, which would allow for casino gambling in Ohio, specifically in Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, during an interview with Toledo Free Press on Oct. 20. He had earlier in the day endorsed Issue 3 during an interview with Fred Lefebvre on WSPD 1370 AM.
The Democratic mayoral hopeful said he still has concerns about Issue 3, but will vote for it because of the lack of jobs in Northwest Ohio. So often, the money is going up north, he said.
At an Oct. 14 Toledo Free Press/FOX Toledo debate, Wilkowski said he was undecided about the issue, and was concerned about the environmental safety of the proposed site for a casino in Toledo.
“If it passes and if we are the recipients of money from a casino, we need to devote those funds, in large part, to what I call real economic development — our core wealth-producing industries: manufacturing, transportation and construction,” Wilkowski said.
During the Oct. 14 debate, Wilkowski’s opponent, Independent Mike Bell, said he was for Issue 3.