Reform is dependent on every single one of us. From our school boards to our state legislatures, the movement towards smaller, efficient government is dependent upon every single American making a concerted effort to hold our governing bodies accountable and bring honest individuals to elected office.
In November of 2014, I had the distinct privilege of being a candidate for the Carlsbad Unified School District Board of Trustees, coming in with over 6,400 votes, yet falling just under 400 votes short of taking a seat on the board. For most, this would be considered a loss, and while I would have preferred to serve my community in an elected capacity at this time, I am humbled by the 6,400 individuals within Carlsbad Unified that placed their trust in my abilities, character, and beliefs.
November of 2014 didn’t mark the end of our push for reform – it merely marked the beginning.
As for the future, there are many great things on the horizon. I’m unsure the course our movement will take in 2016 and beyond in regards to elections, and I’m just as unsure as to what my involvement will be. Regardless, I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the trust you placed in my candidacy this last election, and hope to see you just as excited about reform in 2016 and beyond.