Think of successful leaders you know. They all have one trait in common – the ability to communicate effectively. Knowledge, courage, and boldness are also essential characteristics you must possess when representing the public. I have that. I have that when I am representing you on city council, I have that in front of you and I have that when you are not around. I stand on Accountable Representation with Bold Transformation.

We have a problem in the 8th district. The city charter states that the council is “to promote the general welfare of the city and the safety, health, peace, good order, comfort, convenience and morals of its inhabitants, as fully and completely as though such powers were specifically enumerated in this charter.” We are lacking this in the 8th district. We are inhabitants of a food desert; our sick is getting sicker and the poor are getting poorer. We deserve better.