|Aiming to get back to work|
I've been hard at work in the community on issues over the last few years, but I've thought that the council table has missed my voice and the region needs practical approaches to some of the major issues and challenges we face.
People have been positively encouraging and I'm honoured to have their confidence. I hope that their support translates into the thousands of votes I will need to bring back my commitment to the city and help us build a more sustainable future.
Getting coverage is challenge in a city where the media is focused on the mayor's race and many other local politicians are working on their own campaigns. If they cover one, they have to cover them all and they sometimes lose track of how many people are out there in the field.
Getting my issues out there and giving voice to those in the community who are looking to the future means taking matters into my own hands.
I'll be profiling my agenda and the issues that our community is bringing to the campaign here on my blog and on handy, quick response facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/voteluton
I did put out a news release, always a little longer than some, I guess. Local issues are hard to cover in a sound bite, a news clip or a quick paragraph printed in the back pages of the city daily or the neighbourhood weekly.
Here's the release they missed, but I hope you don't. There is a lot of work to be done to build a sustainable city, and I hope I am up to the task. Looking forward to the campaign, the energy I get from working the issues and the task of convincing a busy electorate to take time to think about their future and that of their children and getting out to vote.
Keep your eyes on this site to find out more. Always have lots to talk about.
October 2, 2014