I believe if a private citizen is able to affect public opinion in a constructive way he doesn’t have to be an elected public servant to perform a public service.
McKinney has their local elections coming up soon, and I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t follow politics much, local or national. But, I do try to and stay involved in city issues and have been to quite a few city council meetings, even addressing the council with concerns.
I was invited yesterday to a meet-and-greet for one of the mayoral candidates, George Fuller. I’ve met George a few times at different venues, and have only known him as a business developer and talented musician. So, of course, my first concern was, what kind of mayor would he be, and how would he possibly have time to be an effective mayor? Why in the world would he want to be mayor?
During a two hour question and answer session at Zin Zen Bistro, all my concerns dissipated and my questions answered. And yes, I asked several questions, as did thirty or so other residents, including an extremely bright and inquisitive fourteen year old boy. He addressed issues of transportation, business development, the ever increasing property taxes, and much more. What I found was a very well informed and very concerned McKinney resident whose only objective is the betterment of his city. He summed up his reasons for running with, “How do I expect to be a community leader if I don’t serve?”
Of course, I had to get a selfie with the next mayor of McKinney.
Then, I had to take a picture of George Fuller and my good friend Linda Grossman, world’s greatest realtor, and all around great gal.
If you live in McKinney, and not really sure who to vote for or not even sure you’re going to vote, take some time out to listen to the candidates. And DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT COMPLAIN about your taxes, roads, schools, and community if you don’t go out and vote.
I think George Fuller has a lot to offer and is willing to step up to the plate and come out swinging. I endorse George Fuller for Mayor.