A mayor has guts to lead. A Mayor is suppose to represent the citizens and not the special interests over the citizens!!If you want to be Mayor you have to realize you are representing us. You are not representing us with your tongue you are representing us with your life experience and achievements that should be much higher than the average citizen. The Mayors past and background is what represents the image of the city.
A leader must be well educated above the common citizen. Because you will need and utilize that higher education to make decisions that affect all aspects of the city. Being a common citizen I want someone is more educated and has more experience in political science, business management and law than I do. Why? Because that will be their MAIN job not mine.
A Mayor cannot make decisions based on emotions. A Mayor cannot make decisions on assumptions. A Mayor cannot make decisions based on one distinct class of people. Decisions will be made on how it affects the poor, middle and wealthy class as a whole. A Mayor cannot make decisions based on listening just to one distinct group of people.
A Mayor must to be able to say no because he/she will need be a strong leader not just a popular leader and give in to what everyone wants even though it is not affordable or practical. I want my kids to see that a Mayor is just as strong as their parents and will not give in due to pressure because they know it is for their own good. I want a Mayor that will make decisions based not just on the short term but based on the long term that will affect my kids and grandkids someday.
I want a Mayor that my kids look up to and will be a role model. I want to be able to tell my kids that if they go all the way thru school and college that they can be like our Mayor. I want to tell them that if they stay out of trouble with the law that they can be just like our Mayor. I want to tell them they will need to retain a career and will need to work and earn experience just like our Mayor.
I want a Mayor who is the team leader and gets along with all departments and members of his/her team and not just kick them off the team based on personal feelings. I want a Mayor to be just like the coach on my kids sports team.
I want a Mayor that show respect for their country. I want a Mayor who has the trust of society. I want a Mayor who has earned the respect and credibility of his/her community. I want a Mayor that my elders and veterans will approve of.
I want a Mayor that my kids will look up to.
The management in this city is at best extremely POOR! I agree that it is not an easy task to run for Mayor. Many voters vote for the incumbant without even knowing what they stand for. There is a problem in Fitchburg concerning a "good ole boy network"!
This network has kept Fitchburg down for decades. The population must stand up and vote in order to rid the city of this network. It will not be easy. They are in every department and the courts.
Within these departments there are many non clique members that want the clique gone. Due to my last campaign every department knows who these network members are as they all exposed themselves.
I have talked to these employees in reference to these clique members. At Present only 18% of registered voters voted. This is going to be my focus. I have plans to energize and to rise the 82%.
First, I strongly feel that our city departments do not represent the make up of our community. I am in search of a assistant Mayoral candidate that will better represent our citizens.