Running With A Purpose
I am running for this position because I want to give back to the community. I believe that my background and experience aligns very well with the requirements of this position. Promoting economic development, rebuilding our public education system, ensuring a healthy Hillsborough and promoting liberty and justice, which are all important values for effective public policy, all align perfectly with my own candidacy’s platform of promoting environmental conservation, planting trees, promoting environmental justice and involving the K-12 schools in conservation efforts.
Strong and sustainable conservation practices help provide a variety of positive economic benefits to our community. Tourism, fishing and many other sectors in our community are dependent on a healthy ecosystem. There are also many health benefits to promoting environmental conservation, such as reduced respiratory issues and cancer rates. In terms of liberty and justice, my campaign’s value of environmental justice speaks to a desire to ensure that past injustices related to environmental racism are reversed. Finally, with my education and teaching background, I also want to involve the K-12 students in the county’s environmental conservation efforts. Experiential learning experiences that are connected to environmental preservation are some of the best investments that we can make in the education of our children.