Running for City council in District 2 made things quite busy over the past month or so. Although I didn’t win (sigh of relief) I was quite content that, with all on my plate, I was going to have time to finish all the projects in the works. With 3 houses (2 to renovate), a book being written and all the involvement with Eastside Action Support Team it’s been enough to keep me and others plenty busy. People were surprised that with very little campaigning and being an “outsider” I still managed to get within 200 votes of winning. The voter turnout was lacking and that’s indicative of the Nation. I think people have all but given up thinking things can change. I would like to thank the Builders Association for sponsoring me and believing in my vision!
It was disappointing that more new blood didn’t’ get in this election. This election could have brought an injection of excitement and change but it was the same old, same old. Let’s hope something sparks this group because it’s going to be a real uphill battle to ensure Pueblo has the vision to make it better. The city is known for its musicians & artists. The people are friendly and, like every city, it has pockets and neighborhoods seriously neglected. If we can work on reviving neighborhoods and save a few children from drugs and crime we will have done our work here. Myself, I think the city missed the mark when it (more…)