I wish to thank everyone who voted and endorsed me in the August primary election for Indian Trail Improvement District Seat 4.
I also wish to thank the voters who exercised their right to vote, as well as the other candidates for trying to serve the community.
While on the campaign trail, I met some nice people and hope to work with them again. Members of team Argue, Tim Sayre and Gary Dunkley were all friendly and ran clean campaigns. I did not meet Ryan Bernal, but he also ran a good race and I hope he stays involved.
To the candidates and their minions who keyed my car, stole signs and posted irrelevant personal attacks on any candidates, please start setting a better example for our children and the community. I hope going into the general election all still in the race run clean campaigns, run on your record (good or bad), your experience and your platform. Show the community that clean campaigns can be run.
I am disappointed that I lost the opportunity to represent you, but more disappointed in the turnout.
Of the 30,000-plus registered voters, 4,783 voted, which is only about a 16 percent voter turnout. I came in third, about 900 votes behind the second-place candidate. One voter made up for that disappointment. I was contacted by a Marine who sacrificed for our country and is now disabled. He cast his vote for me because he believed in what I stood for and my service to this country. This Marine and many others serving and sacrificing for our great country are disabled or died to give us the opportunity to vote. With that said, if you are registered to vote, you must vote in the Nov. 8 general election. If you are not registered to vote, do so and vote. If you do not, you have lost your right to voice your opinion that you do not like the candidates or what they do once in office. You put them there by default, and do the disservice to the people who fought and died for that right.
In going forward, everyone who voted for me, agreed with my platform or cares about the future of our community, I ask you to support Betty Argue and Gary Dunkley, as they have this community’s best interest at heart and will work hard for the good of our community.
Albert Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Think about this quote for a second and ask yourself, does this quote apply to the way that Indian Trail Improvement District has been run?
Keith Jordano, The Acreage