Why I Value Your Vote
Dear Friends and Neighbors of the 8th District,
We are nearing the end of the campaign season and by Election Day I’ll have knocked on every door in the 8th District. It has been a long and interesting road but meeting and talking with you has made it all worth the effort.
Over the course of the campaign we have discussed balance, oversight and transparency as being the essential ingredients to an efficient and open government and it is plain to see how much you and I really believe in them. So, today, I would like to put all of the campaign talking points and issues discussions aside and let you know what your vote means to me.
I believe that your vote is a distinctly personal thing. Your vote means that you believe in my ability to successfully represent you and your ideals with the energy and tenacity that you deserve. For six months now I have represented the 8th District as a private citizen. Many of you have witnessed firsthand my willingness to make phone calls, write letters and elevate the issues that are important to you. As your Legislator, I intend to continue this work and to treat your family as if they were my own.
I believe your vote is a measure of thanks for the time I spent on your doorstep discussing your concerns. I will commit to you now as much of my time as you need to continue our discussions. I will not disappear from your neighborhood, like most politicians, until the next election season when I need your vote again. Instead I will continue to walk the Wards I represent and hear what you have to say. I will actively represent you and your ideas.
I believe that your vote is, at its core, a gift. I will not take it lightly or treat it with disdain. If you see fit to give me your vote, I will, in turn, give you the very best of myself. I will give you the full measure of my time and effort, but more importantly, I will offer you an open door, an open ear and an open mind.
So I am asking you, the people of the 8th District, to give me your vote. Rest assured, that I will cherish, honor it, and treat it with all of the dignity and respect that it, and you, deserve.