As the election results came in throughout the evening on November 6, it became clear that the people of Fairfield County were choosing me to be their next County Commissioner. While we had a wonderful celebration, the gravity of the new role began to set in. I am grateful for that opportunity and feel the significance of the responsibility of the office, and to serve all of our residents and businesses.
I owed a debt of gratitude to the many people who worked with me through this 10 month campaign. They know who they are and I am thanking them personally. One person who deserves all of our gratitude is Commissioner Mike Kiger, who filled this seat admirably for a long time and set the bar very high for his successor.
So now I will make this commitment from my heart to all of you: I will do my very best to be the best County Commissioner I can be. I will do my very best to listen to each of you, to understand your perspective, and to work to find common ground on issues large and small. I will do my very best to move our county forward, by attacking the issues that we face, and embracing the opportunities that we chase.
I will work hard for you, and represent you with a servant’s heart. My mission over the next four years is to earn your respect with my work, my words, and hopefully my wisdom. I expect to be held accountable to the promises I’ve made and the ideas I’ve put forward.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you as your Fairfield County Commissioner. I can’t wait to get started.