Thank you Herndon!
By now, you probably have seen that I have chosen not to seek re-election for Town Council. Originally, I was going to write a detailed note on the some of the reasons why, but at the end of the day, it was time. In the almost 4 years I have served, I kept my promise regarding holding the line on taxes and voted "NO" on the last years meals tax. I created the Herndon Youth Advisory Council, an organization whose mission is to understand how local government works and also give feedback on the concerns of those who we are obligated to serve; our children. I was also the catalyst to having a discussion with the public and businesses regarding our Heritage Preservation Review Board (HPRB) as their guidelines have not be revisited since they were put in place in 1989.
I am proud of the work I have done here in Herndon and also as a Borough Councilman 20 years ago in Dunellen, NJ. I truly love collaborating with others to solve problems at a grass roots level. It is the essence of what a community is and the blueprint of moving towards the future.
I want to thank all of you who supported me as well as those who challenged my positions on issues. Some of my thinking has indeed changed over my 4 years and I think that made me a more effective servant to the community.
I am not going anywhere, I will still be here, but my role will definitely be more passive. I look forward to seeing the campaign ahead and what issues will be addressed in the months ahead.
It has been the pleasure of a lifetime to serve the community I love so much. I look forward to the future together and for continued better days in our 4.2 Square Miles of Endless Possibilities!