Information: Larry Mulligan, 513-258-7284 or MulliganforMiddletown@aol.com
July 5, 2011
Larry Mulligan, Jr., mayor of Middletown for 3 ½ years, pulled petitions today as the first step in seeking reelection in November.
A fourth generation resident of Middletown, Mulligan, his wife Kristen, and their three children ages 15, 17 and 19 live on South Main Street.
Mulligan said, “It has been an honor and privilege to serve as Middletown’s mayor. As a city, we have faced some significant challenges but have also realized some huge successes. We’ve made great progress, but there is still much work to do. Thanks to many people working together, there is a resurgence of activity in Downtown Middletown. The Renaissance District and the Atrium Medical Campus are leading the development of the east end. I look forward to aggressively pursing our vision of Middletown as a great place to live, work and raise a family, supported by opportunities through jobs, education, and as a venue for arts and entertainment.
The expansions and growth at Quaker Chemical, SunCoke, Veterans Administration clinic and the Greentree Health Science Academy are great examples of new development in Middletown. The partnerships with Pendleton Art Center and with Cincinnati State illustrate the potential for an even brighter future in Middletown.
The city has made some difficult cuts to keep the budget balanced and that effort continue, as we work through the biggest recession our country has experienced in three generations. This very serious issue of balancing a shrinking income with the service needs expected by our citizens is a critical matter. It will take every one of us doing our part to keep this fine city moving forward. I am ready to continue the hard work necessary to make Middletown an even better place and am willing to work with anyone willing to help.
My campaign committee name remains ‘Mulligan for Middletown’ not ‘Mulligan for Mayor’. The name reflects my commitment to service for the overall benefit of our city. I look forward to continued service to Middletown.”
Mulligan’s education includes Wildwood Elementary, John XXIII Elementary, Bishop Fenwick High School, Miami University earning a BS in Finance, Ohio School of Banking at Ohio University, and American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
Professionally, Mulligan is First Vice President, Strategic and Corporate Development with First Financial Bank.
Besides serving as mayor, Mulligan, is involved in many community projects and programs and serves on several non-profit boards. For his long and outstanding volunteer service, he was awarded the first Mary Maurer Community Foundation Volunteer Award in 1997.
Members of the Mulligan for Middletown advisory committee are: Doug Bean, chairperson; Brady Fening, Treasurer; Mrs. Pat Hill, Pete and Peggy Dobrozsi, Michael Bailey, Linda & Jay Moorman, Fred DeBiasi and Ann Mort.