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My campaign for Greenburgh Town Supervisor launched this week. It will be bold yet respectful.
I’m running on a platform of transparency and accountability.
Five days ago I was a software developer. Now I’m a software developer and a part-time politician. As I go down this path, I’m sharing my lessons learned here for others who might want to run for office in the future. If you’d like to receive a paper copy of the petition, I would greatly appreciate it; you can add your name here and we’ll email you a copy.
In order to get on the ballot as an independent in the general election, I need to receive 1,500 petition signatures. To do that, I’ve been out at sports games, train stations, supermarkets, and going door-to-door. Sports games have been the most effective.
The downside is that it takes a lot of time, but the upside is that voter share what’s on their mind and what they want to see changed about Greenburgh.
One of the most interesting things that I’ve noticed is that there are so many residents of our villages (Hastings, Irvington, Dobbs Ferry…) that do not even know they also live in the Town of Greenburgh. Having lived in Hastings for a year myself, I knew this firsthand, and that is why our campaign motto is “All of Us”.
Without a strong town identity, we cannot effectively solve town-wide problems. If I can get the required number of signatures (please help by signing up with the link above) then I will work to strengthen our town’s identity in my campaign. I look forward to sharing with you our plans for doing that.
Please feel free to ask any questions in the comment section. Thank you!