Mayor Quentin Hart Announces Bid for Re-Election
Hart will seek a third term as mayor of Waterloo
May 12th, 2019
Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart announces he is seeking re-election for a third consecutive term of Iowa’s sixth largest city. First elected in 2015, Hart has made tremendous progress advancing his five original campaign platforms: economic development, neighborhood empowerment, safer streets, creating a positive image, and creating a collective vision for the future.
“We’ve seen the power of partnership and collaboration at work in our skyrocketing small business development, improving housing stock, and transforming neighborhoods,” says Hart. “We’ve seen business growth surge in nearly every part of our community; we’ve experienced a steady downward trend in overall crime; and our City Departments are advancing the goals of our first strategic plan and following a clear roadmap to the future.”
Hart plans to build on these successes and keep up the positive momentum in a third term by encouraging partnerships, collaborations, and bridge building.
“People from around the state and across the country are taking notice of our progress,” says Hart. “I am asked wherever I go ‘how are you doing it?’ I tell them it is through working together as one city: public, private, individuals, and organizations coming together for the common good. That is how we are creating change and becoming One Waterloo.”
Mayor Hart stresses, “What we do and do not do over the next five years is critical to the next 50 years of the City of Waterloo. We have growing infrastructure and technology needs, capital projects to complete, and the challenge to meet the growing workforce demands of this new economy. With my experience, proven leadership, and ability to build relationships we are better equipped get things done.”
Mayor Hart served on the Waterloo City Council prior to becoming Mayor and worked at Hawkeye Community College for nearly two decades. He is husband to educator Cassandra Hart and father of their three children Quentin Jr, Quenden, and Halayah.