Friends and Neighbors,
As many of you may already know, the special election for At-Large City Councilmember is coming up in just a few short weeks (April 23rd). I am enthusiastically endorsing Elissa Silverman, and encourage you to consider her when you vote on the 23rd.
Over the past few weeks, I participated in a group of about 30 friends and acquaintances that interviewed all 8 of the candidates running for the At-Large Council seat (Brown and Settles were still in the race at the time). We spent about 15 hours together interviewing the candidates and debating their relative strengths and weaknesses as candidates and potential Councilmembers. Our goal was to identify a candidate of high intelligence, personal integrity, and knowledge of the District’s needs; and who would make the strongest candidate and Councilmember. After much discussion and debate, the majority of the group decided to support Elissa Silverman.
Those of you who know me closely may recognize that Elissa is somewhat left of me on the political spectrum, but I can state with absolute confidence that Elissa Silverman is the best candidate for Council. Elissa has a history of service to the District as both a reporter and an advocate. She is detail oriented and has a deep understanding of the District’s budget and programs. I am confident that she will continue ethics reform on the Council, and will be a keen overseer and steward of our tax dollars, bringing greater accountability to the District’s agencies and programs. She is also committed to economic development through investment in human capital, job training, and education; and affordable housing preservation and development. The Council, and our City, is in dire need of the energy, competence, transparency and intellectual capacity that Elissa offers. We would be well served with her as an At-Large Councilmember.
I hope that you will join me in supporting Elissa Silverman for At-Large-Council and look forward to seeing you on the 23rd!
If you’d just like to learn more about Elissa’s positions, or other ways you can get involved, her website is www.elissa2013.com.