New Leadership for District 44
Considering the issues District 44
faces, we will need a strong voice in Baton Rouge that is mature and
levelheaded. We will need a person who is honest with voters and
knows that politics involves disparate interests competing for limited
resources and that successful outcomes will require mature negotiating
abilities. I believe District 44 needs a person who is well informed on
major public issues in our district and has consistently tried to
support public policy that represents the greater good. As a
citizen activist, I've been involved in government and community
affairs for over 40 years. I know local and state government from
personal and professional experience. I can bring leadership to
north Lafayette that will unite District 44, bringing all the different
groups together to make a positive change for our future and that of
our children. I believe we must examine new ideas, think critically and
creatively, lead cooperatively and learn to adapt to the changing times
On the topic of leadership, perhaps the most inspirational words were spoken by M. L. KING, Jr.
need a leadership that is calm and yet positive. This is no day for the
rabble-rouser, whether he be Negro or white. We must realize that we
are grappling with the most weighty social problem of this nation, and
in grappling with such a complex problem there is no place for
misguided emotionalism. We must work passionately and unrelentingly for
the goal of freedom, but we must be sure that our hands are clean in
the struggle. We must never struggle with falsehood, hate, or malice.
We must never become bitter. I know how we feel sometime. There is the
danger that those of us who have been forced so long to stand amid the
tragic midnight of oppression - those of us who have been trampled
over, those of us who have been kicked about - there is the danger that
we will become bitter. But if we will become bitter and indulge in hate
campaigns, the new order which is emerging will be nothing but a
duplication of the old order."
Martin Luther King Jr., from his May 1957, Give Us the Ballot address at the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, D.C.
Leadership that produces results...
that's what our district needs. Effective politics comes from a process
of coalition-building, collaboration, and cooperation. That's the way
I've achieved results in my personal and professional endeavors.
As I have always done, I will empower the voices of District 44 and
represent YOU in doing what's really important ... achieving results.
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