I RAN FOR CITY COUNCIL
was a candidate for Denver City Council At-Large because I wanted
(& still do) to continue living my politics and ideals rather
than hightailing it to the suburbs.
My ideals say we all should live peacefully together despite
differences in income, religion, race, or creed. My politics say we accomplish
this ideal by living with a common set of laws which apply
to everyone. These laws protect the greater good by ensuring public safety
and guaranteeing respect for person and property. My ideals call for
a community that values personal responsibility, expects each individual
to assume a role in improving the community, and protects and nurtures
by these ideals in Denver is becoming very difficult.
husband and I are raising our family
in Athmar Park, a modest Denver neighborhood
where our quality of life is compromised because of graffiti, shootings,
and theft. We are neither insulated by economics nor locale
from the flagrant disregard
now being experienced
Denver neighborhoods. Crime is rampant and negatively impacting
our lives. I am running for council because I believe that my first-hand
experiences dealing with crime in Denver and my track
working for over fifteen years to affect positve change in my neighborhood
gives me a point of view that would benefit the citizens of Denver.
I will use my experiences about what's happening
in Denver neighborhoods to boldly identify issues and champion
common sense solutions that will make all of Denver a safer,
more vibrant place to live, work, and raise a family.
I understand why many of our friends and neighbors reluctantly
flee to the suburbs where crime and violence
are not so prevalent, I do not want to give up on Denver. I want
to continue to live my politics and ideals as I continue making
a positive difference in my community. To do that, change is