A Pew Research Center study shows only 19% of Americans know their neighbors. Yet, we hunger for community and today achieve it by segmenting ourselves into separate social circles, religious organizations, political circles, or worse, through the illusion of friendship on social media sites.
If we can strengthen our relationships with our neighbors, we can unify local leaders and unite as one voice for better streets, better schools and better crime prevention. By avoiding divisive social agendas pushed from the top down, we can refocus on the core role of government, and free up resources to address pressing concerns. I hope to earn your vote, and win or lose, we will achieve victory just by knowing our neighbors better and inspiring them to get involved in political processes.