How did THIS happen?

At the beginning of 2010, I had no intention of entering politics as a candidate.  In fact my ongoing attitude was that it was easier to criticize and offer suggestions to the politicians who were already in the field.  At least the ones willing to accept when they were wrong or needed help on developing a position.

And now here I am, about to be sworn in 8AM this morning, to a position as county commissioner.

I was talked into Running.  I was encouraged to try and win.  And somehow with a little hard work, the same message you see here often, and some consideration by the voters, I beat the Republican incumbent in August, and won the general election in November.

Now it is I who gets to face the criticisms, and graciously accept the fact that I do not know it all.  Great.

Shoe.. meet other foot.

3 comments for “How did THIS happen?

  1. January 3, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Be careful what you ask for…


    Nah, you’ll be just fine Jason. Your election numbers show that you have overwhelming support from those in your community who believe in you to carry out your duties as Commissioner in good faith and with honor.

    Congratulations with your first official day OTJ.

  2. January 5, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    The train may have left the station but it can still be recalled.
    See Robert’s Rules of Order newly revised under Motion, then rescind or amend or repeal or annul. The Motion to remove the dams is just that and doesn’t carry the full weight of an ordinance or a resolution. Get with Garfield Township Commissioner Lemcool and get him to second your Motion to repeal the Motion to remove the dams. Make sure I know when you will be doing it and I will come and assist your efforts. The dams are worth the extraordinary effort to save them that is going to be required. I have a position paper from a grad. student in Delaware on our dams and property values. While I don’t agree with everything in his 13 page thesis I do think he is right on about falsified property figures used by the lead engineering firm. Let me know if you want them sent by contacting me through our web site: keep up the good work

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