Today, I was downtown for a lunch appointment and stopped in to see a longtime friend of the family. While talking in his office, he was concerned that I would be upset that there was a sign for my opponent in their yard. It turns out his wife was a friend of my opponent and offered to put up a sign in their yard.
His worries were unfounded. I told him I wouldn’t be bothered by a sign. As a Director of Development at St. Peter’s — I am in the relationship business. I love talking to anyone willing to listen about our mission of education at St. Peter’s and how their financial backing helps achieve that mission.
I would much rather see someone not compromise their friendships or beliefs for a vote. I was humbled by the fact that it was of such a concern to him. Then again, I think he was terrified of the wrath of my late grandfather from the grave. They were friends for many years. I appreciated his concern and told him he had nothing to worry about from me. He even offered to put a sign on the other side of his yard, but since I only purchased a minimal supply it wouldn’t be a big deal. I told him the only thing that mattered is that I got his vote when he went to the polls.
While I hope to get every vote I can this Election Day and become your next councilperson in the Second Ward, I won’t let my principles slip to accomplish that task. I’m sure my opponent will win some Republicans based on their relationships. I know I’ve won the hearts of several Democrats who know my character and believe in my resolve to make Mansfield a better place to live, work & play.