To my fellow residents, you have my promise.
I’ve been a Harrisburg resident for over 23 years, and during that time I’ve seen our city spiral into debt through both the incinerator debacle and our crisis within the school district. I’ve seen crime become an ever increasing concern and our streets fill with garbage. Through it all I’ve seen our leaders argue, posture, and side with special interests, instead of working together for the betterment of our community. I’ve seen our leadership fail us on so many levels, and we simply can’t afford to continue down this path. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.
That’s why I’m running for Harrisburg City Council.
I have a deep concern for the future of our city, and understand the struggle we all face just making ends meet every day. Our residents have been asked time and again to bear the burden of poorly made financial deals, and now it’s time for us to take back the reigns and demand fiscal responsibility.
Just as we’re all accountable for our actions, I will hold our city government accountable.
I’m running a self funded, self managed campaign free from special interest ties. I am beholden to no one. Here’s what I stand for:
- I was not in favor of the EIT tax increase and will vote against it when it comes up for renewal. We must strive to make our city an attractive place to work and live, thus expanding our tax base. Increasing taxes on those already suffering is not the answer.
- I will fight for an investigation into the legality of the Incinerator debt. We must hold those involved responsible for their actions. The SEC charges were a start, but we cannot let that make us complacent to the fact that there are still many questions that need answered.
- I believe it’s imperative that we invest in our city’s youth. Our city’s future lies in their opportunities for education. We must recognize that all children regardless of ability have gifts that we can nurture. We must encourage our children and provide them with the motivation and the tools to succeed.
- I vow to work hand in hand with the many volunteer groups working hard in our city, to support and promote the services they provide. We have an abundance of great resources already in place, but they lack both recognition and support from our cities leadership.
We have a great community here in Harrisburg; I know that for a fact. I’ve been invited into many homes and was shown an abundance of warmth and kindness during my campaign. This kindness has bridged the gap of culture, race and religion. Our divide is not nearly as large as many think.
One thing we all share is concern for our city’s future, and I believe in the people of Harrisburg. We need our elected officials to lead by example and inspire the community to come together. With your support, I plan to do just that.
For more information about my campaign and ideals, please visit www.votedrum.com.