Cynthia Ross Friedman, I think you do need to get your ideas out there, somehow. A non-campaign is just that, a NON campaign. I know what to expect if Ken Christian gets voted in – more of the same as what we have had from him – but I have no idea what to expect if you are voted in as mayor. To many of us, the known is much more comfortable than the unknown. The more we can learn about you, and what your vision is for our City, the more of a chance you have of getting our vote.
I don’t see anything wrong about being against the ‘machinery’ of politics, BUT, by any means, find a different way to get your message – on where you stand and what you stand for – to us, but make sure we get it so that we may share your confidence in both your vision for our City and Council business, and in how you would put those into practice. Anything less is disrespectful to your platform, the voters, and the office you aspire to.
As an aside, I welcomed your entry into the race, and had been looking forward to hearing solid reasons to vote for you – so far, I only know you are against Ajax, and that you have entered the race. Despite wanting to vote for you, I need something to shore up that inclination before I mark my ballot.
The election race is like a very, very, long interview, and the voters are the hiring manager. Sell yourself and your ideas and methods of putting them into place, or let the other guy get the job. At this point, it is all up to you, not us, to build your résumé, get it into our hands, and make sure it is worth reading. There are a lot of us who are not out and about, and rely on social media, brochures or flyers to get our interest sharpened.