Thanks for the Opportunity
to Serve You!
As many of you are already aware, I was behind in the votes counted on Election Day. The gap has expanded rather than contracted since then, and I don’t see that trend reversing. The people of the city have spoken, and it appears a majority of those voting prefer to have John Tymczyszyn represent them on the city council rather than me. The results won’t be officially certified until November 28, but I wish John an abundance of peace, harmony, wisdom, and patience as he moves into a challenging new phase of his life.
I have very much enjoyed serving our community as a member of the city council. As I’ve always said, I have loved learning about so many things (I never expected to know as much about sewage as I do now!). I love (and will continue to love) helping people navigate the city bureaucracy, find the information they need, and get things done. And, although it can be frustrating being the “1” in “6-1” votes more than anyone else, I’ve loved being a voice on the council for principles like individual liberty, personal responsibility, limited government, free enterprise, transparency, accountability, and public engagement.
But I’m not planning to go anywhere anytime soon. I will have more time to pursue my other interests such as building trust and understanding among faith communities, helping guide charitable non-profits in difficult economic times, advocating for transparency statewide, and serving members of Bluetooth SIG in my new role there. I will continue to be a watchdog of our city government, an advocate for my neighborhood, and a voice for our country’s founding principles as the council considers future actions. I hope you will all join me in increasing public engagement and doing what we can to influence government at all levels in the right direction. Please keep our council in your prayers, and be respectful and civil when you communicate with them.
I appreciate the love, support, and patience of my forever companion Irene, and of my family and friends. And thanks for your support and encouragement!
P.S. If you ever have a question for me, don’t hesitate to contact me when it’s convenient for you. Just give me a call at 206-790-6377 or email me at email@example.com. I’m also available on Facebook, Twitter, and NextDoor.