From the Source.
As I’ve mentioned throughout the campaign, I think it’s incredibly important that as voters consider their options, they hear directly from each of us – on the issues, why we’re running, even as we recap meetings and events we’ve attended. As a voter, hearing the authentic voice of the person “applying” for the opportunity to serve plays a huge role in my decision-making process. And like any other job application process, I think it’s important that candidates do their own homework – and show their work.
To me, this means that every piece of content you see on my website, on this blog, and on social media is written by me. I am the only authorized author on my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, because I expect that you want to know what I have to say, not an unnamed party. There’s no photographer following me around, or ghost author writing my posts – no need for third person here. It’s real, it’s honest…it’s me.
Another great way to get a peek into the mind of a candidate is the many surveys sent out by various news outlets and organizations. One organization I greatly respect, the Kansas Leadership Center, recently released their candidate survey, and I think it provides a good comparison of both my race, as well as many of the city council races. I encourage you to take a moment to read it over…and as always, reach out with any comments, questions, ideas.
As I hope you’ll see, my perspective comes from experience working within the governmental, private, and non-profit sectors, as well as my personal and educational background. I’m a researcher, but also someone who believes that our best days are still ahead of us, and I’m excited to look for new and innovative ways to move our city forward.
Whether we agree on an issue or not (and so far, not even my dog, Charlie, agrees with me on everything), I think having an open and honest dialogue – one in which you’re hearing directly from me – is always the best and most productive course of action.