At the thank-you Party commemorating his victory to the Alder in Madison’s common Council District 17, Alder-Elect Samba Baldeh on Saturday May 30th 2015 acknowledged the great work done by his Campaign Manager Fatou Ceesay, Treasurer Sue, long time business partner Jerreh Kujabi, a long list of door-to-door knockers during his campaign and the residents of Madison at large.
Baldeh, a Community Activist and Software Engineer with American Family, is a first-time contestant to the Alder position of Madison’s District 17, where he succeeded in defeating the incumbent Alder Joe Clausius with a small margin of 32 votes in early April of 2015.
Like many other Politicians, Baldeh’s desire to join Madison’s Common Council is not far-fetched. As a Community Activist, peoples’ concerns become the order of the day. Baldeh tells this reporter that he is interested in making a difference in the lives of the people of Madison –good transportation systems, alleviating poverty, infrastructural developments, good education and making the City a strong economic hold with good standards of living.
An Alder in a City’s Common Council engages in a lot of functions, mainly running the affairs of the city of Madison. Baldeh as mandated by residents of the city of Madison District 17 now gets to represent in City Council Meetings at that capacity.
Baldeh’s triumph to Office in Madison represents an Immigrant’s hope and fulfillment of dreams in a promising country like America with its uplifting spirit. Immigrants in America continue to contribute their quotas in development.
Many attendees of the August gathering expressed their congratulations and well wishes for Baldeh, for a successful tenure in Office.
By Yero Jallow