My name is Christopher Daly, I live on the East side of Madison in the Marquette neighborhood, and I am running for mayor this spring 2015. I have lived in Madison for seven years, attended the UW, and graduated with a degree in radio, television, and film in 2012. After working for a short time in the industry I decided that it wasn’t for me and have been searching for a way to engage and inspire others within the community. My education has served to shown me exactly how powerful information is and how political power is maintained through controlling the flow of information. I am running for mayor because I want to re-examine the means of control and to discuss how our relationship to our government and to the monetary system is effecting the poorest members of our community, our environment, and our perception of ourselves as individuals.
I am concerned at the direction that we are heading as a community, city, state, and nation when the control of resources and production is increasingly placed in the hands of a few individuals/corporations, and when political participation is increasingly dependent upon access to capital. I am running because I believe that the solution to these problems is renewal of local production capacity, divestment from unsustainable businesses, and increased community participation. I intend to work untiringly towards these aims.