First, this election will be one of the most important in the history of our community. Not just because of the freight train of catastrophic climate change bearing down upon us - which is likely issue #1. But, also because of the new methods we have to engage each other in community discussions and dialogue, because of the early successes in constructing a more holistic approach to fighting crime, because of many other things that I will elaborate on in future posts here and future public comments.
Second, I am not going to run a regular incumbent campaign which, in my view, traditionally relies mostly on name recognition. I think its important to talk about important, sometimes challenging, issues. Issues which I am willing to commit to, win or lose.
Third, I am willing to change the way I do things to be a better community representative. I am very proud of some of my actions, others not so much. And I also look to the people I represent to help me figure out what to enhance, and what to change. I have started my own brainstorming with the help of some close friends and colleagues, and will share that soon also with my valued readers here and with the whole community.
Would love to hear your thoughts about the upcoming election - either in the comments below or by email.