Why I am Running

Safety, crime, gun violence, social injustice, racial inequity in opportunity, educational success and health outcomes, taxes, family, business and city financial well-being. These are common reason we hear from candidates, and I agree with all of them. I am a problem solver and want to use my skills in service to my community. But who doesn’t want safe neighborhoods, less gun violence, social justice, racial equality? Don’t we all see these issues? Isn’t change in these areas what we all want? How long have we been making these claims?

I don’t know about you, but I am tired of the yelling, the complaining, the fear, and lack of progress. I am tired of hearing the same old same old. No mandates have or are going to make this better.

I want a city-wide conversation that will achieve a better understanding of each other, that can lead to change in attitude and language, that can lead to action that moves us through the change process. It is going to take a lot of small steps to make progress in this journey, but we need to get going or we will never achieve change. We need the conversation to change attitudes, involvement and caring. I want to start this conversation in District 10. That is why I am running.