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Old 12-28-2016, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I've let the people in the town that I live talk me into running for mayor this time. Everybody says they will vote for me. I told them today that I would do it. But I've still got to fill the paper work out. Wish me luck and pray for me. There's only about 2000 people here. But I've never had that many people looking to me for answers.
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I've let the people in the town that I live talk me into running for mayor this time. Everybody says they will vote for me. I told them today that I would do it. But I've still got to fill the paper work out. Wish me luck and pray for me. There's only about 2000 people here. But I've never had that many people looking to me for answers.
Done . It can be very rewarding (hopefully not financially) and you will learn a lot . Obviously your friends think you are level headed and not one who one who considers himself always right and knowing everything about a subject . As I`m sure you know , one always learns more when listening than when speaking . Sometimes one person on a council will make a comment about a problem that will almost immediately change everyone else`s opinion , just because he/she has a different viewpoint .

No idea what size Council you would be on . In my opinion , 7-9 is best to get a wide range of viewpoints , hopefully including female ones . Larger Councils tend to be dominated by strong personalities and it is difficult to get the more reticent to speak out . You must ensure that everyone speaks to each topic of discussion .

Good luck , and enjoy yourself . If the Council functions as it should , the other members should become good friends - that doesn`t mean you will always agree .
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Good Luck,and Best Wishes, JP.
Remember, it is Highly Unlikely, That you Will Please All of the People, All Of The Time.
But Here's Hoping That you Will Please Some of the People, Some of the Time.
And if you can, you will be doing Better, than our Local Municipal Council.

I believe That most of your Constituents are Mainly Concerned with the Three Municipal "R's"
Being, Rubbish, Rates, and Roads.
Congratulations, And I Trust That you will make a Difference.
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Good luck with it. I'm in my 3rd term on Council in a Texas town about twice the size of yours. It's a great learning experience and serving experience. Only one problem with being Mayor rather than a Councilman - Mayor doesn't get to vote (unless there's a tie). Enjoy it and really get to know your city.
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Congratulations. I hope all goes smoothly for you.
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Good luck &'best wishes, JP.

I know you will do a good job & thanks for being willing to serve your community. Keep us posted on how things go.
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Thanks everybody. I hope that I can make a difference.

Edgar I will let everybody know when I win..
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John, best of luck....good for you...remember this is volunteer service to your community. The most important tools are listening, and the harder version of that, hearing. Do it because you are committed to doing right, and not being recognized and applauded for it. AND....as a very famous US Air Force General once advised me, "the higher up you climb on the flag pole, the more folks get a clean shot at your butt."
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