In closing my campaign for Payson mayor, I want to say thank-you to each voter who supported me. I'm so thankful that you took the time to vote to say that you want a change. I went into this election with great concerns about our town government only representing a select few. I still have these concerns. I won't be the mayor for the next two years, but who knows what the future holds?
I also want to express my gratitude to those who donated their time to help me with my campaign. It gave me the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. As a first-time candidate, I learned a lot and hope to continue working toward making Payson a better place to live.
The Payson Roundup and KMOG both gave me the opportunity to express my concerns about the issues facing us. I really appreciate it.
I once heard a pastor say this, and it makes a lot of sense to me, "When the people fear the government, we have tyranny, but when the government fears the people, we have democracy."
Nations have collapsed because the citizens were too aphetic. They wanted someone to take care of them, and the government did, to their downfall.
It appears that only about a third of the registered voters of Payson turned out to vote in this election. This was a great disappointment to me. More people in Payson need to express their opinion at the voting booth so we can have change.
See you next time,