In the words of my girls, “The Dixie Chicks”…I’m NOT Ready to Make Nice! What’s wrong with you people? It baffles me how people complain about government, yet when extended the opportunity to get involve just take a back seat and do NOTHING! Instead of letting their voices be heard!
Now I can understand election burnout people, but we are talking about our city…the future!!!
Although, I feel VERY strong about my personal beliefs, and opinions, I also know we need BOTH parties Republican, and Democrat for government to work effectively! That’s why it annoys me that the City/County Elected Seats consist of ONLY Republicans! Like really people…
Wanting “My Voice” to be heard, I starting reading up on all the candidates for my cities upcoming May 11th election… seeing where they stood on certain issues. I sent a message to ALL the Candidates, asking them to answer a few questions that were important to me.
Derrick Johnson (Mayoral Candidate), Martin Sanchez, and Jeremiah Hammer, both running for (City Council At-Large) were kind enough to reply to my message. Needless to say those who ignored me, dismissed my message were immediately put in the (YOU WILL NOT GET MY VOTE CATEGORY)!!!
My Feedback on Johnson:
I found out Derrick Johnson was running against Mayor Brian Loughmiller. Knowing nothing about this Derrick Johnson, I googled him. Reading one of the reason he was running was because he thought our city lacked DIVERSITY, peeked my interest.
I found out he was married, had children, and a Pastor of a church in Como, TX. I immediately contacted him and ask if I could meet him, and if he would answer a few questions for me. Being leery of people who let you know they are religious, I didn’t expect much. But to my surprise, I found him to be upfront and honest. Someone who was looking to inspire the community to get involved with what is happening in our community. I found someone who believed in EQUALITY, and wanted to see this city evolve and move into the 21st Century with pride!
I was disappointed to learn he suspended his campaign before I could get to know more about his vision. Although, he no longer is running against Mayor Brian Loughmiller, I found out his name is still on the ballot, and I personally will be VOTING for him! Why you ask…because it’s my VOTE…My VOTE matters to me, and I’m giving it to someone that I know believes in EQUALITY for ALL!
If you read this Derrick Johnson, know this, “YOU” have my VOTE! And I hope you will continue to let your voice be heard, and speak up for those who can’t or won’t speak up themselves!!!
People, if YOU want to make a difference and be a VOICE for change, you too should VOTE for Derrick Johnson this election! Although he won’t be elected Mayor…by VOTING for him we can show we support him, and his vision for DIVERSITY within our city! May 11th - VOTE Johnson.
Keep in mind…City Officials aspire to become State Officials, and we all have seen throughout various States nationwide the damage (State Officials) have done! I’m “NOT Ready to Make Nice” or sit idle, till people make the decision to get involved with what is not only happening globally, but right in their own backyard!!
FYI…There are (35) Collin County Elected Officials…ALL Republicans! (11) Openings are coming up in “2014” if this message falls on the ears of any Democrat, Independent, Progressive, please step up and challenge/run in “2014”! The support is here, the time is NOW!!! We Need Both Parties!
Checkout my feedback tomorrow on Council-At-Large Candidates Martin Sanchez, (Who I found to be very personable) and Jeremiah Hammer (Who has a clear vision for our city, and supports EQUALITY which is an important issue for me) No matter how you VOTE…Get Out and VOTE…May 11th!!! Remember “ELECTIONS MATTER”!!!