I have been quiet during the past few months. Earlier this year I decided to put my name in to run for Township Supervisor. In my corner of Montgomery County, PA the Republican party has had an iron grip for a long long time. But more than that, the individuals who have held this office in recent years have not served the community well. Lack of transparency, responsiveness to residents needs and concerns, and the absence of any vision or plan for the future has led to frustration and a simmering stew of resentment. Continue reading
What have I been up to this summer?
You may have noticed that I’ve been quiet lately. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy, just the opposite. So I thought I would take a moment and review where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing over the past months. Continue reading
Telling the truth
Since late March I’ve spent many hours knocking on doors. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am running for supervisor. I’ve had doors slammed in my face, had smiles and hugs, and everything in between. I talk about taxes, sewage and water, traffic and lighting, and development and zoning. While there are a lot of things I don’t know about, there is one thing I tell everyone: I will tell you the truth. Continue reading
Making a difference
As we recover from the past few months of intense emotions and inflammatory speeches, we wonder what the future holds. Larry and I both worked as volunteers for the Clinton campaign, knocking on doors and talking to people about the candidates and getting people registered to vote. Now it is over. The financial markets have settled down, but we remain numb. We spent long days with like minded people who believed and gave up their time and energy to get the first woman in the White House. Now we have to pick up the pieces and move on. Continue reading