To the editor:
I took note of the current web poll related to which election results matter most to voters (mininggazette.com), and I was surprised that so many of my fellow citizens selected the race for president. So many of the decisions made locally have a real, tangible difference on our daily lives.
It is vital that we, as citizens, be involved in our local government, whether it be as elected officials, volunteers, or simply as informed individuals letting our voices be heard.
I am running for Hancock City Council, hoping to bring my research background in urban planning and community development to the disposal of my fellow citizens. As an instructor in communications at Finlandia, I appreciate the need to engage a wide audience and be honest and open. As a business owner in Hancock, I understand the need for healthy commerce and smart development.
This seat has no incumbent, so it is a write-in campaign. I hope that I can count on the support of my fellow citizens, and I vow to be accessible and honest in my communication about what is going on in our amazing community. Thank you, and I look forward to guiding the next chapters in Hancock's story with your thoughts and ideas.
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