A constituent was worried because my press release mostly states my qualifications for my position, as most press releases do. Here is a paragraph from another blog that really hits home for why I am running.
You should run because you wish to serve your community, to provide good leadership, to plan and build for the future. You should run because you have a contribution to make, ideas to be shared, passion that won’t abate and a commitment to do the right thing no matter what. You should run if you understand that you will have to sacrifice popularity and family time, and that you will have to sometimes make decisions that benefit the community as a whole but don’t benefit you personally. You should run if you want a better future for your grandchildren, and your grandchildren’s grandchildren.
Wow.Pretty much sums up why I do what I do.
The two links below are to a couple of very good blog posts,the first of which had the above quote.