City Councilman Elect Bill Morrison
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This was the first time I had ever run for political office. I can tell you I received a four-year college degree for sure, and it cost me about that much as well. But I would not trade it for anything. I have a much better understanding of how our system works or doesn’t work in some cases. I had the opportunity to meet many new people and form new friendships. I was able to walk up and down the many streets of District 6, knock on doors and spend time with these wonderful residents. No, I have no regrets. To the many supporters, friends, and well wishers I sincerely thank you. I can never fully repay your kindness.
After recuperating from my own race for City Council I turned my attention to helping a couple of other candidates who were vying for public office. One of those candidates was Bill Morrison. I had the pleasure of meeting Bill some time back at a dinner function. I was immediately impressed with his passion. He showed a clear understanding of many of the issues facing this City. Bill won me over that very day. Now don’t get me wrong I like Stephanie Gatewood. She has been doing a fine job on the School Board and that is where I feel her talents can best serve our City.
At Bill’s victory party, showing what a good guy he is, he was busy trying to make sure everyone else was having a good time. I had to pull him aside and tell him to stop and enjoy the moment for himself. I truly feel he will make a wonderful addition to our City Council.
In my District, Mr. Ed Ford, Jr. showed the Ford name still carries some weight in this City. As I said earlier I felt Mr. Ford was an affable individual, but I thought he lacked the experience needed to address the serious issues facing District 6, but the voters felt otherwise. I truly wish him only the best, if for no other reason, if he is not the best our community will suffer. Mr. Ford has been given a great opportunity. I now expect him to devote the time, energy and commitment necessary to moving our community and City forward. If he can do this he will have no problem from me.
To those candidates who put themselves out for public display and lost. I know the defeat can be painful. You worked so hard and you gave so much. At times it may not seem fair or you may even question your sanity for even running and the pain, like an open wound, may seem unbearable. It is important to remember that this wound will heal with time. And take to heart what F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” To all the Candidates, good job!”