Tuesday, July 24, 2012
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The 2050 plan, the tax digest, Baxter coming, and the quality of life are all very important to District 1 and Newton County, but I want to lay all that aside for a minute because I know John Strauss has District 1 and Newton County's best interests at heart. I want to talk about John Strauss the man.
John was no more than a boy when I first went to work for his father. I watched him grow through his high school years and college years. I followed his life as he went from a boy, to a young man, to an adult. I saw triumphs, adversities, sadness and joys in his life. I've seen him struggle with the same issues we all do on a daily basis. I've observed him grow into a fine man, with honesty, compassion, humility and integrity. I know he wants only the best for his family, his friends, District 1 and Newton County.
I keep hearing that we need political experience to get the job done. I don't want any more political experience. I'm tired of business as usual. I want an ordinary person, living an ordinary life, with everyday problems as my commissioner. One who faces the same challenges each day that I do. One that lives in the community just like I do. One that understands what it's like to live in the trenches and isn't insulated by the world of politics. I'm tired of politics as usual.
John Strauss has my vote for Commissioner of District 1; I hope he has yours.
-- Brenda Davis