1. We needed a new tone in County government…one that seeks to unite us rather than exploit longstanding divisions for short-term gains.
2. Local government has not effectively exercised long-term fiscal discipline, accountability, or transparency, which has lead to a crushing debt, low population density, and diminishing revenues that threaten the stability of County government.
3. In order to grow stronger as a community, all the stakeholders in the county must work together for a common cause: the growth and revitalization of our county. This means building a better educational system, effectively combatting poverty, blight and crime, and working hard to create an environment that attracts investment from outside our borders as well as local entrepreneurship.
While these areas paint with a broad brush, I think its important to understand where I’m coming from, where I stand, and what I intend to do if elected. I’ll be doing more of this as the campaign continues.
Since announcing, I’ve been fortunate enough to have a lot of people help get that message out. There are a million ways to communicate with people and one of the hardest things for any organization to do is not just reach your audience where they are, but get and hold their attention. I appreciate all the help I can get.
• We’ve had over 125 people join the Facebook page in the past few months.
• Hundreds have signed up for emails from the campaign.
• Our volunteer base has been growing steadily since early January.
I really appreciate the support and their help in getting the message out.
You can also help by inviting people to the facebook page, sharing this post on your wall, or if it was emailed to you, sending it out to 10 friends and encouraging them to get involved.
Thanks for your help. Together we can win this thing and start building a stronger Shelby County.