I received a piece of mail today that many of you saw as well.
Here’s what I know. In 2020, I was elected by my neighbors to serve on the Miami County Republican Party Central Committee by a 79% to 21% margin. It was the largest margin of victory for any Republican running in a contested race for a seat on the committee.
Last year, I was elected by my fellow Republicans to serve as the Chairman of the Republican Party Central Committee. Each time the party has called me, I have answered the phone and served, from canvassing neighborhoods to setting up the party headquarters. I did those things because I believe in the Republican Party and their vision to build strong and resilient communities.
But, back to this postcard today...
Troy has always had a history of competitive, but respectful, elections for Mayor. Candidates have been encouraged to talk about their ideas and their visions for the community. Troy has been well served by these past campaigns and their candidates.
Today marked an occasion where the divisive and destructive political tactics we all despise have come into our hometown. This type of campaigning does nothing but erode the trust of our citizens. It truly feels like our community lost a little bit of its soul today.
From the very beginning, our campaign has been focused on telling the story of who I am, what I believe and what I want to accomplish as Mayor. Above all else, I will strive to be the kind of Mayor who brings people together, in spite of their differences.
At the end of the day, the job of Mayor is about serving, not being served. It’s about representing ALL of the people in our community–regardless of what they look like, what they believe or what they earn.