Before I get sworn in...
Thanks again for your support and your trust. I am so looking forward to representing Ward 3 on Council—those who voted for me, those who didn’t, and those who didn’t vote at all!
Before I step into the great unknown of being privy to all the things the Council is privy to and speaking as an elected official, I wanted to post here one last time with some promises. I know that now that the dust is settling from the election there are concerns about how our new representatives will work together. I hope I can reassure you, through my words and my actions, that I will be collaborative and thoughtful.
As your Councilmember:
I will work collaboratively in good faith with the mayor and council.
I will not hesitate to speak up on issues my constituents have told me are important to them.
I will always advocate for transparency and communication.
I will not "go rogue" in ways that are illegal or violate the trust you have placed in me.
I will ask probing questions and demand accountability as much as possible, and push back on "this is how it's always been done."
I will not devolve into personal attacks or deception to advocate for my position.
I will only ever be myself: straightforward, sometimes blunt, passionate, but never mean.
I am so grateful for this opportunity, and will serve our ward faithfully and honestly.