Just after filing for the election, I sent an email to my friends and family about my activity. For all of you who would read this, here is the email I sent out.
For several years now, I have contemplated increasing my public service commitment to my community. I have felt that burden more so lately. As many of you know, I presently serve on the Johnston County Local Emergency Management Planning Committee, and have since November or so. Today, I entered the race for Councilmember for the Selma Town Council, my present home town.
Each of the last several elections, I have seen people run unopposed for mayor, councilman, and other positions in local government. As of this morning, there were two positions up for election on the Town Council and only one candidate filing (an incumbent filing for re-election). As of later this morning, that number grew to two with my filing.
I have experience working with municipal, state, and federal governments over my lifetime, and wish to continue in public service. I wanted to bring a conservative voice to my local town that wants to bill itself as "A Charming Place to Be". I wish to help it be more so. There has been a lot of turmoil in the local fire department. A few localfirefighters have been encouraged to hear that someone with my background was interested in running for office.
The filing period ends on August 5th, so we shall see how many other people file for election. If nobody else does, I am assured one of the spots on the council. After that date, I will see how much campaigning, if any, I have to do. The election is November 8th.
I wanted to give y'all an update on the latest in my life and my little contribution to society.