I am now firmly entrenched in a political campaign in Aspen. I am running for City Council. There are 2 seats available and 7 candidates running.
Not just in Aspen...but all over America there seems to be a disconnect between the citizens and their elected officials. Trust...seems like a thing of the past in our country. Finally, I am moved to take action. To stand up and be heard. I'm not a politician...I'm a ski bum / blogger and a former numbers guy. Yes my education and experience is exceptional...but in this race that makes me under-qualified...or over-qualified depending on your viewpoint. But I will tell you one thing...I like it when other people under-estimate me.
Perhaps you've seen my simple platform:
1) No 7 hour meetings. Reasonable people do not conduct public businees at 1 am
2) Simplify the Zoning Code. Lets make one set of rules and enforce them consistently.
3) Fiscal Responsibility. Just because Aspen has a $100+ million budget, doesn't mean we need to make poor decisions about money.
I've learned a lot in the first week of my first campaign. I've learned its easy to be a critic and very difficult to be a leader. I'm going to do my best, because I believe in the future of Aspen, because I love Aspen and I want to help Aspen be the best Aspen possible, and I'm just the guy to do it.
So I'm out there kissing babies and other stuff.
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