What seem like little problems in the grand scheme of things are never “little” to the people dealing with them, and being able to be there for people when they need you is the most important part of being an effective legislator. What made giants like Ted Kennedy great? Their commitment to serving the people who elected them. That’s something that’s always at the forefront of my mind.
Getting back to my father’s practicality, I also see constituents as an elected official’s best resource – you know about problems I’ve never encountered and you have ideas to fix them that I might never think of. That’s why I believe in a proactive approach to both empower you and listen to your input. I’ll make myself and my staff available to meet with local leaders, public officials like police and fire chiefs, school principals and teachers, as well as concerned citizens at every level. You will have access. My father would also want me to point out that I don’t know everything, but that’s exactly why your ideas are important. I intend to keep you, my constituents, front and center as your next State Senator.
We’re in the final stretch of this campaign, and I know many of you are making up your minds about which candidate deserves your vote on April 13th. If you’re still undecided, I encourage you to visit my website to learn more. My Five Point Jobs Plan as well as my detailed issue positions can be found there. If you are already a supporter, I want to thank you for your commitment and ask you to take the next step – you’ll also find a variety of ways to help listed on the website. Even if you’re supporting another candidate, I want to say thank you to you for being involved. Politics was never meant to be a spectator sport, and I appreciate that you care enough to take action.