This letter is paid content. A recent Community Engagement letter suggested my strongest support is coming from my family. It is, although the letters have overwhelmingly been from others, including some I have just met during the campaign.
Regarding the unusual allegation that I have relatives in high places, I have been in contact with one of the signers. Apparently, they thought I was related to someone currently serving on the City Council. I am not. It is likely the signers did not know they were agreeing to something that was not true. Let’s forgive and forget.
Fear for our health and our finances has been hard on everyone, and the road ahead looks rocky for a while. We can all improve the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors right now by going easy on each other. The pandemic has caused a great deal of misery. I hope to relieve some of the burden. I will “hit the ground running” to make a meaningful difference right away.
I am grateful for my family. My four kids are my best campaigners. My two youngest were planning a letter too. They are eight and ten. This one I know about. I decided to let them send it. It is cute, and we all need to remember why we are willing to endure the hardships.
I do not have any relatives in elected office or any high places. I am just an average guy who decided to run for City Council because I have been following local government closely, and my neighbors and I saw a need for a council member who works together with citizens and other elected leaders to get things done, and is there for them when they need help with everyday problems.
I believe we will not solve our old problems by thinking harder in old ways. I want your vote because you believe, as I do, that we are at a critical moment which requires a bold new plan of action. I promise I will get to work on all the things you have told me matter to you: Lower Taxes, Less Spending, Strong Public Safety, and ensuring all our citizens feel valued and respected.
I will work on rebuilding our economy piece by piece. My plan to revitalize downtown is just a start. I will seek new investment, and I will check in with local business owners on a regular basis. I do not want to find out that they are planning to close or leave Red Wing when I read it in the paper. I will work preemptively, by helping them resolve their problems in any way the City can help. Constant attention will nurture our local economy back to health.
I will be in your neighborhood after a storm, and I will be here to listen and solve your problems. If you want a new direction for Red Wing, you have a guy willing to work hard.
I am proud of my family. I am proud of my hometown, and I am proud of our citizens. I need your vote for change next Tuesday, November 3rd. Please call me at home: 651-212-6244, or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be honored to serve.