Previously, I had written about my pet-peeve of complaining about a situation without having a call to action. I discussed how the mentality that “somebody should really do something about that” is far too commonplace in our society. Individuals should get off of their butts and do something, rather than talking about what others should do.
It seems that I have arrived at one of those instances where I need to put my money where my mouth is. It is time for me to take the next step in being involved in my growing community. It is time for me to take the reigns and become a leader that envokes change and accepts constructive criticism.
It is time for me to run for public office.
No, I am not running for Mayor.
But I am going to run for a position on the City Council.
Never in a million years did I think I was going to run for office. However, as the years have gone by (and my house became more crowded), I realized that a person has to get involved in the community to improve it. So, I have worked to build our community and make an impact. But I want to make a more significant difference. A seat on the City Council can do that.
Running for office is not about me. This is about having the ability to make a powerful difference for the good of the community.
- I want to improve the overall economic health of the community.
- I want to be a person who actively listens to the community and votes with their considerations.
- I want to create opportunities for our children to grow up in a community that gave them every opportunity to become successful citizens.
We live in a wonderful city. I want to help make it even better.