mtpalmer's blog

In support of Valerie

I wrote yesterday in support of the idea of Sally Green replacing Ellie Kinnaird. Today I see that Valerie Foushee has actually thrown her hat in the ring and I think she would make a magnificent replacement for Senator Kinnaird. Valerie has the county-wide experience needed and the respect of all the constituencies she has already served in so many ways. Having said that, I think I better focus on my own race. 

Today I ordered my first campaign "visual aids." (I guess the teacher in me will come out one way or another.) I would say what it is, but I don't want to give any ideas to my opponents. I am very excited and hope the green and red colors we chose will look as bright and beautiful as they do on the computer. My 17-year-old daughter, Sofia, said it looked "pretty cool." I know I am not a particularly "cool" mom, but maybe my "cool" factor is high enough for Town Council?

More Campaigning

Today I read Nancy Oates' column endorsing Sally Greene for Ellie Kinnaird's seat. I second the motion. We would be well served by Sally, and I am not just saying that so that there will be another open seat on the Town Council! ; ) We need somebody who can carry on Ellie's good fight. It will take courage, stamina, endurance, and quite a bit of faith in our democracy. Go Sally!

Campaigning in Chapel Hill

Hi Orange Politics Friends. Today I start blogging about my campaign. Just the everyday stuff. Please feel free to ask me questions so this can also be a conversation.  

Today I spent the day addressing envelopes and writing notes to people to ask for their support in my bid for Town Council.

 It is a strange feeling to ask for money for something other than earthquake victims, scholarships, or all the other worthy causes I have been fundraising for in the last 18 years. This time I am asking for money I will spend (hopefully) on signs, brochures and stickers and maybe even some t-shirts to wear to the polls. 

 I thought I would feel guilty, but I don't. I realize that folks around here know my politics, and those who share my concern for the future of out town--the need to keep it beautiful yet affordable, to do better by pedestrians and bikers, to have better collaboration among agencies, to bring innovation and suitable development--will get their money's worth if I am elected. 



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