Thank you for reading this first installment of my blog. I certainly hope it is “blog worthy” and something you enjoy reading.
I pray that everyone is coping with the shelter-in-place restrictions we must currently abide. I feel guilty about the paradoxical feelings of being with my loved ones, yet knowing I should do everything I can to avoid them. Since my wife, Beth, passed away, the joy I feel when I am with my family, especially my grandchildren, provides a brief moment of comfort and solace from the heartache I have endured these past two years.
Nevertheless, I feel that I must take this opportunity to attempt to explain why I am in this campaign. I realize I am a flawed candidate. And while this may be the case, the goals I am trying to promote are worth fighting for and cannot be ignored any longer, especially in these troubled times we find ourselves in today.
What we need is a government which is not afraid to execute its principle responsibility, which is to govern, represent the will of the people and show leadership in making the tough decisions which best serve the interests, safety and security of all the citizens of our great state.
Over the course of these next few weeks I will try to explain why we need to address the following legislative priorities:
1) Ending “lame duck” legislation
2) Increasing financial transparency for all of our government officials
3) modifying the term limits of our state legislature
4) Ending “right-to-work” which is crippling the ability of unions to
fight for the rights of all workers
I hope to conduct my campaign with humility and respect towards my opponents, and I apologize in advance for any feelings of ill will I may inadvertently cause. Yet in the spirit of a quote attributed to Winston Churchill, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” The rule of the people must prevail, and I believe that it will.
Be healthy, be happy, and stay safe. ❤ 😷 👍
April 5, 2020