IT'S TIME FOR A NEW DIRECTION
AUGUSTA NEEDS SYNERGY, NOT DIVISION
When my wife and I sat down with our daughter to discuss my consideration to run for office, she immediately got teary-eyed and said, “Dad, please don’t. I’m going to lose friends.” When we asked her why she felt that way, her response was, “Because you’re a Republican.”
For some context, politics are rarely discussed around our children unless they come home with a question about something they heard at school. In fact, we rarely watch the news in front of them. Her emotional reply, we learned, was indicative of the highly politicized environment at her school and amongst her peers. Ultimately, we decided to move forward with my candidacy. In part, to show her that it’s ok to have a different point of view – even if it’s not perceived to be the popular one.
Over the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with members of our community from across the political spectrum. We’ve focused on real problems, discussed real solutions, and avoided the unnecessary divisiveness that has become ubiquitous in today’s politics. I intend to bring the same type of collaborative spirit to Augusta and to be a positive agent of change.
VOTE FOR CHANGE ON NOVEMBER 8TH