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Thank you for visiting the site and I look forward to serving the City of Harrisburg.

Harrisburg has become my hometown. I have lived here for 14 years and I look forward to many more years. I love the sense of community here. The beauty of the neighborhoods is never lost on me as I travel around town. Harrisburg has a rich history and I believe that despite the current obstacles, it has a bright future.

I share the perspective with many of our city’s residents as we have watched in frustration at the gridlock that surrounds City Hall, especially around the inability to create viable solutions to the city’s worsening debt crisis. I believe true leadership requires individuals who are willing to work across elected lines and work with leaders of various levels of government to develop true solutions. My experience working with both developing and executing balanced budgets has prepared me well and has also enabled me to understand the importance and necessity of fiscal responsibility and accountability. Additionally, I have worked throughout my career with many people with differing ideas and recognize that two people don’t always have to see eye to eye on every issue, but can work together for the common good. I believe in the concept of servant leadership because ultimately is it about serving the greater community that we live in. I look forward to bringing true transparency to our local government as well as a willingness to work with others to bring about true solutions without a self-serving desire.

I also recognize that Harrisburg is truly a diverse community and when elected; I will be representing the city as a whole. I value the dimensions of diversity that run deep within this city, and I believe that this diversity is the key to ensuring the long-term viability and inclusive nature of the community. I see a bright future for our city, where all of us will work together to build a better community for our families.

I look forward to your support as we take this journey together as a community.

Ben Allatt

a month of success

It has been a busy few weeks on the campaign, but I have grown more excited about the road ahead due to the progress we have made.

On Tuesday, February 19th, the petition process began. To gain a spot on the ballot I needed to collect 100 signatures of registered voters in the City of Harrisburg. As a result, I have knocked on over 850 doors and as of today, I have collected 130 signatures. I will continue to collect signatures right up until the March 12th deadline.

On Friday, February 22nd, I held a fundraiser at the home of David Skerpon and Chris Baldrige. It was a smashing success and a fun evening with friends from around Harrisburg. Fundraising is going well, but I still need your help. To learn more about donating to my campaign, please visit www.benallatt.com.

On Monday, February 25th, I received the endorsement of the National Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund. This was great news! Victory Fund is an excellent resource for campaign guidance and support . I am proud to receive an endorsement from such an amazing organization.

The campaign is gaining momentum! I love connecting with voters across the city as I seek additional signatures for my petition. If you haven’t done so already, like my campaign page on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/votebenallatt) or follow me on twitter (https://twitter.com/BenAllatt) so I can keep you updated on my progress! Thanks for your support.