Full disclaimer for those who don’t know: I am running city council in Shelby, OH’s 4th Ward.
A city council race may not seem that sexy to all my friends and relatives but it is vitally important to the people I am fighting to represent.
Our local community of just over 9,300 people is a microcosm of what is happening in communities all across the nation. Whether dealing with aging school buildings, lackluster downtown economies, or our local power plant.
Local governance is where elected officials have the most accountability, it is, by nature, closest to the people. Therefore, it is here where everyday conservative values gain the deepest roots in the hearts and minds of the American people.
Nationally, people loathe big business. But in Shelby, OH, business (any business) is a welcome sight and the for lease/sale signs that litter our once vibrant mainstreet are an everyday reminder that strong pro-business policies are not a nicety or a campaign pledge.
They are vital to our survival.
Here, people understand that the big government policies and their price tags in Columbus and Washington, DC can trickle down to disaster here in our community.
This is where, unlike a state house race or Congressional race, I can shake hands and meet every constituent eye to eye and they can see…not a calloused crusty conservative…but a fellow American who believes that our problems may be big. But our ingenuity is bigger!
It is in the city council chambers across America where the hearts and minds of Americans are won and solid conservative talent can be groomed.
This is why, our movement has to make a serious concerted effort to support the men and women who are fighting these local fights.
So support your local candidates. And I hope that you will consider investing in me. I can knock on doors and I can help win the hearts and minds of my neighbors. But I can’t do it alone. Every dollar in a local campaign goes into the necessary tools for winning…not some media consultant’s pocket. In that sense. It is a sound investment.
And if you can’t invest treasure, I can definitely use your time and talent too! Please volunteer to do data entry, knock on doors, or make phone calls! Rome wasn’t built by one man. And the hope of future generations can’t be realized by just one man either.
Is that small ball on a national scale? Maybe.
But I won’t let you down.