Why Should You Vote For Me?
“Don’t hate the player, hate the game!”
Accessory of Empowerment
A picture of my family is my best accessory. I told my wife, on our wedding day, that I didn’t deserve her, but I promised to do everything possible to earn the love, that she gave me, every day for the rest of our lives. My kids, in the picture, are a constant reminder to me to always be a good role model and to always capitalize on teachable moments.
Shoes of Empowerment
Running shoes are the shoes that best represent me. I started long-distance running my first year out of college. And by long-distance, I meant a few miles a day. While watching the Olympic marathon, a little after beginning my new found running hobby, I said out loud, “26.2 miles, there is no way that I could do that…” I stopped myself almost immediately because I had given up on a potential accomplishment without even considering the work required to accomplish it. From that day, I started running a little
more each day until I finally was able to start and complete my first marathon a few years later, while raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s ‘Team in Training’ program.
Outfit of Empowerment
Although it may seem cliché or boring, the outfit that represents my empowerment is a pinstripe, business suit. When I was younger, self-doubt often crept into my visions of my future. All I saw were barriers and no path to success seemed clear. Will I be an effective professional? Can I help provide for my family? Will make a positive impact on my community and loved ones? I know the answer to all of these questions to be ‘Yes’ today. I know that it sounds cheesy, but the suit represents that I made it.