June 12, 2014
Running for Re-Election!
Yesterday I announced that I will seek re-election as Mayor. I've greatly
appreciated the encouragement from many people over the past several months to take
that step. Yet before making a decision I felt it was important to make
sure I could serve the citizens of our city well, and that there is a good
prospect of making a positive difference.
In early April, I had heart surgery. So the first consideration was to be
sure that I had the physical capability both to participate in a campaign, and
if elected, to do the job. Fortunately, my recovery has been rapid, with no
complications. Today, my health feels excellent, and I'm back to my normal
activities, including riding my bike (love the PG hills!) and going to the gym.
So I'm confident on that front.
We have also been making progress in a number of areas for our City. I
would like to see that progress continue, and am committed to that cause.
We have both challenges and opportunities ahead. I am eager to be a
part of that. As a community, we have wonderful talents that contribute in so
many ways to our city. When we draw from those talents and translate ideas
into useful actions, we make the progress we need.
Thanks again to all who have urged me to take this step. I appreciate your
encouragement and support. And I certainly hope and ask for the support of
our community at large in this effort.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have comments.
A Closing Thought
I believe the desire for a positive spirit is strong in PG. I
believe that we can find ways to work together. I believe we can
create the future we desire for ourselves and for our city. Yes we can!