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.