I have been extremely busy as a GOP Candidate running for Mayor in the City of Kingston. On the Campaign Trail I have been attending City Committee Meetings, GOP Caucus and Common Council meetings over the last four months. At the Common Council meetings, I have been speaking on various issues including Fiscal Management and Economic Development, Public Safety, Unity in the Community, SAVE Golden Hill, and Public Access.
Community Activities Include:
I ran the 2 mile Shamrock Run with my daughter Jessica and returned to the Shamrock Parade to march with the Local Chapter of the Guardian Angels. I also attended two of the White Eagle recent dinners and the St. Patrick’s Day dinner at the First Presbyterian Church. I was honored to attend the Forsyth Park Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by the Junior League of Kingston. Despite the rain they did a superior job and the children were most fortunate to have such a fine team of volunteers just making the children's Easter an event to remember. I also attended the Spaghetti Dinner at the Meagher School on Friday April 29, 2011 and I attended the Ponckhockie Church Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday April 30, 2011. I participated in the CLEAN SWEEP on Saturday April 30, 2011. I feel the community effort once again is living proof of the PRIDE that continues to exist in our fine city.
I have also attended several of the Rallies to SAVE GOLDEN HILL, County Run and support their TEAM. I will continue to be vocal on this issue. I attended the Kids Classic on April 16, 2011 and cheered them on as I have done for the last 16 years. They are the future champions of our fine nation. One of my most recent accomplishments was running the 6.2 mile race in the Kingston Kiwanis Classic 10K on Sunday April 17, 2011. I have run this race for many many years with my family. I was most fortunate to attend the most recent luncheon for the Kiwanis Club and I am looking forward to becoming a member of such a fine organization.
When I interviewed with the Republican City Committee in December 2010, I made my pledge that evening to the Interviewing Committee, that I was going to run as a Candidate for Mayor in the City of Kingston. I am a life long resident in the City of Kingston and my credentials as a Finance Director will exemplify my experience working with budgets and auditors throughout my professional career. I have managed personnel and business operations in Corporate America for over 35 years, while raising my four children Robin, Daniel Jared and Jessica.
I strongly believe in Equal Opportunity. I was surprised to read that the Conservative Committee had hosted interviews for the GOP City of Kingston Candidates. I did not realize that this early in the campaign election season interviews were scheduled when we have not even hosted our GOP Convention. I was most concerned that I was not apart of the interview process. I am a strong Republican/Conservative and have been interviewed on many occasions by their Executive Team discussing my political platform.
On the Campaign Trail and speaking with my constituents at many of the events I have attended they are concerned regarding many serious issues facing our fine city. One most critical issue is Quality of Life and Public Safety. Without a Safe City we do not have a City. I recently spoke to this issue with Chief Keller on WGHQ regarding concerns for Public Safety. As a Mayoral Candidate my platform offers CHANGE and an Action Plan for the future to make our City a Safer place to live and raise our children.
The next phase my campaign will be attending the GOP Convention and then the candidates will begin to walk the campaign trail with their petitions. I look forward to visiting many of you at your homes and listening to your issues and what you consider the VISION for the future of Kingston should be. I will be presenting to you my platform for change as a GOP Mayoral Candidate in the City of Kingston.