Forget Waldo ...
Whether you participated in our campaign by walking, calling, talking, waiving signs, hosting gatherings and voting - every one of you made a difference and were instrumental to our final victory! Because of you, I will now serve as your commissioner in seat #5, providing a strong voice representing the people for the next four years.
Now that the election is over, nothing has changed as far as my daily routine of giving time, effort and commitment to our community. However on November 2, 2010 you bestowed upon me the greatest privilege anyone could be blessed with .... your trust and confidence in me as an individual to represent all of you as one of your City Commissioners. Thank you Citizens of North Port.
I am so grateful to have earned your confidence and support. You have filled my heart with joy and it is an honor to have this opportunity. Please know that I will work just as hard on the tasks at hand as I did on the campaign. While I will stand up to lead us on the right path what I ask of all of you is that you stand with me as we continue the journey. I need all of you to be there beside me. Please Know that:
* I will always make decisions based on common sense, research and the
majority will of the people.
* I will always listen, acknowledge & respect everyone's thoughts, input &
ideas and in the end I will do my best with all the information available to me.
* I am human, so there may be times when I just don't get it right - please
don't react with hostility but rather let me know of my mistake so I can learn
and work to fix it.
Keep in mind for any and every issue there will be those in favor and those opposed. Sometimes your opinion may be on the opposite side of the outcome but that does not mean it is based on my opinion but rather based on the majority input of the people.
Each of you have touched my life in a special way and words cannot express how gratefull I am
for all of you. Keep in touch, we have lots of work to do but together there's no doubt we'll
get it done.
Thank you North Port!
"The bridge to tomorrow is strengthened through the prosperity of citizens today. Together
we the people can make a difference!" .......... Linda M. Yates
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