JOHN ABEL – CAMPAIGN LAUNCH SPEECH

JOHN ABEL – CAMPAIGN LAUNCH SPEECH

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for coming out tonight.

I am here to launch my campaign for Mayor of Aurora…and to unveil my platform for the people of Aurora.

I entered politics relatively late in life – at age 55. The reasons are simple: my wife, Tracy, and I raised our two children here and we love this community.

At some point, however, I realized that I didn’t like the way the Aurora Town Council was dealing with various issues, and I thought I could do a better job. And I had come to the belief that politics should be about improving people’s lives. So, I ran for Town Council…with some success.

I’ve spent the last eight years as Deputy Mayor. During this time, I’ve seen a lot and learned a lot. I’ve experienced moments of real gratification and I am proud of the initiatives I was able to get through on behalf of the people of Aurora.

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Dissecting the Hallmark Lands Decision

Dear Fellow Residents of Aurora:

Introduction

The role of a Town Council is to make policy decisions in the best interest of its municipality. It is standard practice to be well informed, consider all reasonable options, engage the expertise of staff, and consult with the community at large. By following a well-proven project management methodology, a Town Council can make intelligent decisions based on solid evidence and established planning principals. At all times, the Council must protect the Town’s assets and be fiscally responsible. This is a fundamental way that competent Town Councils operate.

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