On Tuesday, November 3rd, I was officially elected to the Office of Mansfield City Council At-Large. No longer am I filling anyone's seat and I want to thank everyone who came out to vote for me and for staying involved in the electoral process.
As an At-Large Councilman, I have the privilege to represent the entire City of Mansfield. In this position it is important to have someone who can communicate to a broad audience and someone who has the experience necessary to help Mansfield move forward.
I believe it’s past time we get the 21st Century results we deserve. This means working together can no longer be an option, it’s something that MUST be done.
I will continue to utilize my position to increase opportunities for working families and individuals and will expand my support for the elderly and for our Veterans. Moreover, it is important we protect our neighborhoods from blight and from crime. We also have to support programs that provide our youth with meaningful activities, those which will add to the growth of our great city.
Everyday thousands of Mansfielders face the realities of experiencing and living in a cycle of poverty. Although there are no easy solutions for this overarching problem; there are actions we as a city can take together, to combat poverty among the working poor. I've heard you loud and clear, that people are tired of living paycheck to paycheck. And for far too long, there has been an unspeakable sense of neglect that has plagued our city, a sense that people don’t care about other people.
But I am someone who cares, and I will not leave you alone in the middle of the storm. Know that since the first day I stepped foot in office, you had a partner in government. Know that today, you have a partner and friend in government. If there is a will and if it’s dedicated to increasing achievement and to the overall advancement of our city, then there is a way forward.
May God continue to bless and show favor for City of Mansfield, Ohio.
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