When Nichol and I were blessed in November 2010 with the arrival of our daughter, Sophia, I began thinking about the kind of world I wanted for her. We all want our children to grow up in a world where they feel safe and secure; a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect; a world in which they can achieve more than we could ever imagine.
I quickly realized the only way to make that happen was to stand up and say, “I will serve.” My fellow alums of Ursuline Academy know that motto well and know how much we take it to heart.
Some of you are surely asking yourselves why, when our local, state, and national political cultures are dividing so many friends and neighbors, would I look to make a difference through political office instead of some other form of community service.
It’s simple: I’m convinced that the vitriol and acrimony aren’t necessary to make a difference. I believe we can change the political climate with strong new leaders devoted to working together, regardless of political affiliation, to make our government, and especially our local government, open, fair and responsive to us, and our needs as a community.
This year is our opportunity to tell the powers that be in Sangamon County that enough is enough.
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