Every election is important.
I am a little biased with the primary because my name is on the ballot, of course, but I would tell you that in any event. Politicians of all persuasions pay attention to elections. They have to because it is how they get and keep their jobs. Think about it. Did they go and fill out an application and interview for the job like you did yours? No, of course not. They have to do much more than that.
And they have to KEEP doing more than that if they are any good at doing their jobs. They are supposed to:
- Keep their constituents informed on a regular basis about what is going on at their level of office and exactly what they are doing FOR their district to help them realize their campaign promises. I do not remember seeing a single thing from the State Senator’s office since it was flipped from Democrat to Republican. I do not like being kept in the dark since I am not a mushroom.
- Come back to their district and LISTEN to the voters who put them in office. By that I mean, stop talking and actually use their ears to hear what the issues are that are bothering their voters. I have seen photographs of my State Senators at various events AFTER they occurred in this area, but these events are never publicized so that the general public can go ask what might be uncomfortable questions. I have also seen a number of “jackass biting a bee” photos with other “dignitaries” up around Atlanta where the Senator’s name was prominently mentioned for something that had nothing to do with our District. WTH?
- Represent ALL of the citizens of this District and not just the voters who elected him. Once a person is sworn into office, they become a servant of the entire population regardless of their political persuasion. This business of showing ‘favoritism’ simply because of the way a person decides to vote has got to stop. We are citizens of Georgia and the United States of America.
- We need people who have been educated on how Constitutional law works, The Bill of Rights, and the separation of church and state. We are treading dangerously close to going over that line and becoming a theocracy and having Christian ‘Sharia’ law. You cannot legislate morality and you cannot force your religious beliefs into law without going over that line. It is one thing to believe strongly about your faith as I do, but it is quite another to force it on another person by use of law. A Senator cannot afford to be seen as a person who would inflict something that is a violation of their Constitutional rights by passing laws that intentionally have that effect.
That is why I want to be your State Senator. I know that I can argue before the Senate that some things are just wrong. I can listen to you and try to find answers for you. I can be your servant in the General Assembly. I am asking for your vote humbly and sincerely. I am just a retired person living in rural Meriwether County who cannot stand what I see happening. I want to do what is right. If you want to help me, please vote for me and donate to my campaign at actblue.com and just type ellen wright into the search box at the top of the page. It will take you straight to my donation page. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Together, we will all win,
Ellen T. Wright, candidate for Senate D29