In case you haven’t heard, I won Tuesday’s Alpharetta City Council election by a huge margin.
We could never have won this election without the tremendous effort of dedicated volunteers and the encouragement we received from many of you. I will never lose sight of that fact as I serve you over the next four years and I will be eternally grateful for this opportunity.
And now that the challenge of a political campaign is over it is time to focus our efforts on the challenges ahead. Voters approved the new City Center project so the next four years should be exciting as we implement a plan to completely revitalize our downtown community. I will also work hard to improve Alpharetta’s traffic situation while keeping our taxes low and working to restrain high density development that will negatively impact our schools and quality of life.
There is a lot to be done and it won’t be easy. But neither was winning an election against an entrenched incumbent who enjoyed the support of the political establishment. With your help we achieved that victory Tuesday so there is no reason to think we can’t meet the new challenges ahead.
I know that as an elected representative of over 50,000 people there is no way to satisfy every person every time but I give you my word that I will always do these three things:
1) I will always listen to your concerns.
2) I will always keep an open mind.
3) I will always be honest with you regarding my positions.
Regardless of the issue in question you deserve those three things from your elected representatives and you have my word that you will get them from me.
And I hope that all of you will feel comfortable calling me or emailing if you have any questions or concerns over the next four years. My cell phone number is 404 271-2716 and my personal email address is email@example.com . Please accept this note as an open invitation to reach out to me whenever you wish.
Thank you again for this opportunity to serve you on city council. I am truly humbled by this honor and will serve you to the very best of my ability.
It was an honor to serve on such a classy campaign. I wish I could write a post-mortem to all of Alpharetta to let them see the inside of your campaign that steadfastly held to always taking the high road. What an enriching (but exhausting) experience!
May you have many blessings and wisdom in the days ahead as you serve Alpharetta’s citizens.
P.S. After meeting your mom, I now understand why you are such a strong man of principled character. Great lady!
Congratulations on your election, Jim. I look forward to serving with you.
Thanks Michael. I am looking forward to the next four years of working with you as well.