Today I'm focusing on my why—why did I run? For these two amazing people.
The finish line is in sight!
The race is not over yet. There's still work to do. It's Monday, April 5th and I'm heading out to knock a few more doors today right after I hit send. I hope you were one of the 800 doors that got a visit from myself or my volunteers! We had some great conversations with residents. Some said their lives are perfect in Monona, while others feel like they've had no representation. Some said their experience going before city council resulted in eye rolls and disrespect when they spoke about their concerns. Many said, "It's time for change." There has been so much positive momentum for my campaign. I'm incredibly grateful for all of the messages of support, the generous donations from those I know and those I don't, and encouragement every step of the way. It's truly amazing to have people believe in me! Many said they'd given up hope years ago due to being treated poorly or not having their voices heard. Or they've applied for committees and never received a response or acknowledgement. Many have said that I'm giving them hope for a local government that works for all of us in Monona.
This kind of fundamental change is never easy. But fortunately, I don't often take the easy route. I thrive on challenge, on helping others, and making positive change.
This kind of fundamental change is never easy. But fortunately, I don't often take the easy route. I thrive on challenge, on helping others, and making positive change. The 21 years of my professional career has been about making positive change and helping others. Every organization I've run or been a part of the leadership team has been better off than when I started. My work ethic is second to none. I'm an empathetic leader who puts others first. And my vision for the future is bright and can clearly see all the areas where Monona can blossom and become one of the best small cities in America! Let's get to the finish line and get to work! If you still have research to do, please view my blog and read my priorities and plans. In short, I'm not a part of the establishment that has been running things for decades in Monona. I have a fresh vision and perspective that is reflective of the regular folks in Monona just like me who work to support their families. I want to ensure that we leave our city in the best possible condition to our children. I see so much unrealized potential in Monona. We have all of the ingredients to make this one of the best cities, we just need someone with the energy and vision to pull it all together in an equitable way. I hope to earn your vote on April 6.