I just became aware of this blog and after reading some of the posts, I felt compelled to respond, although I prefer to communicate with people personally, directly. So if you have questions about me, my motivations for seeking a council position, or the approach I would take in making decisions, give me a call or send me an e-mail. You can call me at 618.8711 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am proud to work at Texas State University and have never tried to hide that fact. I have handed out or mailed more than 6,000 pieces of campaign ?literature? which mention not just my current employment at Texas State, but also my former position at the San Marcos CISD and even my ancient history as a reporter for the San Marcos ?Almost? Daily Record. In my opening remarks at the League of Women Voters Debate (which you can watch on Time Warner Cable!), I bragged about my job and my involvement in such programs as Bobcat Build, Pack it Up and Pass in On, and the numerous college awareness tours we do for local youth. And here is the opening paragraph of my guest editorial to the University Star, which ran on October 24:
?I came to San Marcos from Houston in 1979 to attend college. I might as well have died and gone to heaven. I?ve been blessed to raise my family and further my career here.
Now that career allows me to work with Texas State University students to do great things: Bobcat Build, Pack It Up, and dozens of other student initiatives.?
Some of my campaign stuff, doorknob hangers and the most recent postcard, didn?t mention my job because I felt it was more important to include other information, like the early voting locations, or the endorsement of the San Marcos Police Officers Association. My job is a big part of my life, but it doesn?t define who I am as a person.
Look folks, if you think I?m not fit to represent this city because I work at Texas State, or because I live in a different neighborhood than you ? then don?t vote for me. But don?t presume to know me without having talked to me, and don?t cast aspersions on my character.
I want to get beyond this ?us vs. them? mentality. I want to represent everyone in San Marcos, no matter where you live or work. I want to help bring our town together.