The most fundamental question is why—why run?
As my campaign manager and good friend Christopher Quain put it, people run for local office for basically one of a few reasons. Perhaps they are an individual who percieves their community heading in the wrong direction and wants to steer it back on track. Then there are a business owners who are tired of dealing with fees, fines, restrictions, red tape, and cumbersome oversight from the current officials.
Still there is another group who pander to the people while pursuing their own vested interests. We can all agree, government is glut with the latter. A simple look at my opponents' campaign contributions only typifies this.
I consider myself part of the first group.