2011 Views

November 10, 2011- Thank you to everyone who voted for me in Tuesday’s election. While obviously disappointed with the overall results I am proud of the campaign we ran and so grateful for the support, hard work, prayers and friendship of so many people.

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November 5, 2011-After months of fire halls and festivals, rhetoric and debates, campaigning and strategizing, it’s finally time to vote. I am confident that all of our hard work is going to pay off because we have the truth on our side and because we value the important business of county government.

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October 29, 2011-I was really impressed by the large crowd that showed up for the NAACP debate Wednesday night. It was a good exchange among the candidates that I think highlighted a lot of differences, and surprisingly a lot of similarities.

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October 12, 2011- I had a surprise visitor the other day – none other than Joe Bush, former Republican candidate for county commissioner. I was honored to learn that, without any solicitation, he is actively supporting Jerry Lucia and me. So now, everyone who ran in this year’s primary is supporting us.

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September 9, 2011- All four candidates for commissioner finally had the chance to share a stage last night, thanks to the Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce. While not a debate, it sure was telling as to what each candidate is all about and the type of campaigns we are running.

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July 27, 2011- I am taking a break from the parade circuit and church festivals (and the heat!) to reflect on the state budget and more…

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June 6, 2011- Whatever happened to consistency? We used to demand consistency from our politicians and expect it from our newspapers. The latest contrived flap over a county contract with a copy machine vendor demonstrates that the residents of Westmoreland County are being denied on both counts.

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May 19, 2011- I am truly honored and humbled by the support I received in the primary election. We got far more votes than any of the other seven candidates. But this was not my victory alone; it was ours. There are many people to thank for their efforts.

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May 12, 2011-A wise person told me early in this election season to always end every campaign speech by asking the audience for their votes. As Election Day fast approaches I thank you all for your work, dedication and feedback, and now I ask for your vote.

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April 14, 2011-I was the featured speaker at the Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce luncheon on April 14. It was a great opportunity to talk to local business leaders about the state of Westmoreland County government. But I also wanted to use the opportunity to talk to them about aspects of county government that are not well known, even though I feel they should be.

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March 18, 2011- It’s been a month since we officially kicked off the campaign, so it seems like a good time to share with you what’s been happening out on the campaign trail. I am really honored by the positive feedback I am getting and the efforts to help with the campaign – beginning with nearly 1,500 signatures to get my name on the ballot.

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March 8, 2011- I had the honor today of speaking at Seton Hill University’s e-Magnify symposium, a gathering focused on increasing economic opportunities for women and women-owned businesses. I was part of a panel discussing the Status of Women in Westmoreland County Project, and I wanted to share those remarks with you.

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February 16, 2011- The campaign is officially underway. We’re circulating petitions, ordering yard signs, and more people are volunteering every day. And last night we had a formal kickoff event that was an overwhelming success. More than 250 people from every part of the county, and beyond, packed the Arnold Palmer Airport! I am absolutely thrilled and, frankly, humbled by the outpouring of support.

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