It is with great enthusiasm, dedication, and high expectations that I seek the important Office of Rose Hill Mayor. The residents of Rose Hill need and deserve a leader who will bring the citizens voice back to city hall.
I strongly believe that active civic, community, and social organizations make a community a better place to live.
I believe in government transparency, where citizens can voice their opinions more actively and effectively. Transparent governments with active and informed citizens produce better government, plain and simple.
Anyone who has attended our city council meetings regularly is well aware that over the last few years there has been no transparency and very little respect for the citizens at our city hall.
I regularly attend our city council meetings, and constantly witness the council approving ordinances, resolutions and other new or old business without even short discussion or citizen input.
We have only one elected official left on the council. The current mayor and four of the five council members are all appointed officials without having earned a single vote from the community, and they appear to have forgotten who they represent.
It’s time to bring the citizens back into focus. It’s time for a new beginning that start’s with respect and courtesy for all residents and recognition of their concerns. It’s time for open effective leadership.
I see emphasis on our older traditional areas that have been overlooked far too long. I see equal opportunities, activities and improvement potential for all areas of town. Open City Council meetings broadcast online for everyone to watch from home and public Wi-Fi locations could be in the near future. I see new business strategies and investments for improved financial security.
I have already attended several neighboring city council meetings recently and have been talking with their mayors and council members. I’m acquiring good relationships, knowledge and networking potential. I’m learning about their city successes and their failures.
Rose Hill has always been my hometown and I am very passionate about it. I have a vision of bringing back trust, loyalty, and unity between city hall and our citizens. Working together we will switch gears and make our community thrive again.
I pledge respect and will provide Rose Hill residents, our city employees, and our council with participatory, transparent and effective government leadership; and I will make sure the citizens are treated right.
I would like to ask for your vote and would be honored to have your support in this year's general election on November 7
I will return the Mayor’s Office to City Hall to properly address our community and resident issues.
I pledge government transparency, proper review and citizen involvement when Rose Hill makes important decisions or spends taxpayer dollars.