It is challenging to be part of any campaign, and I believe that anyone with the courage to put themselves out there as a serious candidate for public office is worthy of our respect. I also believe that those candidates have a responsibility to tell the truth as they campaign, and I will continue to do so during this campaign, and beyond.
This campaign has some difficult truths to confront, and while it might be easy or comfortable to ignore them out of “respect for the candidates” – the reality is, our respect for good government in our City must come first. You can expect me not to turn away, but to look those problems in the face.
Why am I writing this now?
I appreciate every single word and gesture of support I’ve received as a candidate. As you can see at the bottom of this page, my blog posts are open for comments, but each comment is approved for content before it is posted. I recently received a very positive and supportive comment from a reader that I would love to have approved, but it concluded with some not-so-nice words about the Mayor. I know that I can’t single-handedly stop negativity in this election, and I acknowledge that there are strong opinions on both sides of this election – but I will not condone or approve comments that include personal attacks.
Please feel welcome to comment, but please keep it focused on the issues. We all belong to the same community, and that will still be true regardless of who wins on April 2nd.
I look forward to hearing from you.
PS, many of you have asked about yard signs. They will be arriving within the next week, and if you’d like one, please send an email to me at Jennifer@jenniferator.com with your name, address, and contact phone, and we’ll have one placed for you as soon as they’re in.
Thanks again for your support.