Rachael Mercado announces her candidacy for Goshen City Council, District 2

GOSHEN, Ind. - In a press release, Rachael Mercado formally announced her candidacy for Goshen City Council, District 2, running as a Democrat.

A long-time educator, she holds a B.A. in Education from Goshen College and has taught children at grade levels from elementary through high school in the Goshen Public Schools, Shipshewana, and South Bend.

Mercado was a head coach at Goshen High School where she managed 10 assistant coaches and worked with athletes in cross country and basketball.

She also has background as a legal assistant in the trusts and estates sector.

“I am running for Goshen City Council because I feel passionate about supporting families in our community and assuring that they have the same opportunity to flourish here as I had,” she said.

 “I will use my skills as an administrator and community connector to add an emphasis on diversity, environmental responsibility, and quality of life to Goshen’s leadership.”, Mercado stated.

Raised in Fremont, Goshen is her chosen home.

She worked a variety of jobs in the Goshen area to buy her first house there in 2010 while a junior at Goshen College.

“I did not come from a privileged family, and I understand the importance of giving kids and adults the opportunities that will allow them to thrive,” she said.

Recently, she assumed the role of President of the West Goshen Neighborhood Association, which has enabled her to bring residents together to address concerns about city parks, infrastructure, emergency services and safety.

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