My vision for District 4 is to continue to make it a great place to work, play and raise a family. I will bring a strong understanding of the issues facing Charlotte by virtue of my heavy community engagement and service on various boards and committees.
Such engagement precedes my 2005 appointment to the City Council as the District 4 representative, and continues to this day as a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission. With my time as an HOA president, 10-month term as a council member, past chair of Keep Charlotte Beautiful, my current service as a planning commissioner, and recent retirement from a 40-year career with the U.S. Treasury Department, the depth of my experience and qualifications sets me apart from my opponent. With such strong experience and qualifications, and by being so heavily engaged in planning, land-use, development/growth strategies, and transportation issues, I can hit the ground running as an elected council member by being fully involved in the debate on issues that are integral to my volunteer service on behalf of the city.
I believe the results of the September 10 primary reflect broad support throughout the district for my candidacy with 39.97 percent of the vote in a four-person field. Thank you for supporting me. But for a couple more votes to reach 40 percent, a second primary runoff would have been avoided.
I respectfully ask for your vote again on Tuesday as I prepare for yet another challenger for the general election in November.
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