Today was a great day. I spent several hours at our town trash and recycling facility. I have to thank Bob for taking the time to introduce me to residents as they came through. I was then able to introduce myself and get signatures on the form I need to get on the ballot for the April 7, 2020 election.
I had some very informative conversations with many who stopped. I want to thank all of them for taking the time to let me know what their views and concerns were.
I reinforced that I am not running against anyone. I’m running in hopes that I can be part of creating an environment where we come to a better understanding of one another. Community conversations that allow us to get to know each other and what each person’s concerns and opinions are.
“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson –
This is my goal. Not allowing our differences in opinion to cause us to withdraw from our neighbors but rather engage in civil discourse. Finding out what is important to them. We may never come to agree but we can respect each other’s views. We all love this town and that is one thing we can all agree on. This is not “us versus them.” It’s just us, residents of Spider Lake.
So despite a cold nose, ears, and feet, it was worth every minute.