I began my academic career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), intending to pursue Environmental Law and Policy. In truth, my academic career actually began on the campus of THE Best High School in the City of Greensboro, North Carolina, James B. Dudley Senior High School. Over the span of my academic matriculation, at UNC, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, University of Georgia at Athens, North Carolina Central University School of Law and the University of Lousiville Theatre Arts Repertory, and participating in and holding executive office in most campus and community organizations for which I was first a member, I realized that objectivity is an inseparable disposition for an effective leader. Historically, objectivity has been seemingly always closely connected with the disposition of the most impactful leaders. Objectivity affords great resolution and planning skills, because it necessarily entails emotional intelligence, empathy, cultural sensitivity, and above all else a healthy understanding that one cannot possibly know everything ... no matter how educated or experienced. I also understand human nature very well.
Accordingly, where I may indeed hold a bias for athletic teams and my high school alma mater and the National Park Service and EPA (lol), I know when it's time to get down to business and engage reverent decision making for any governing board for which I have been elected to serve. This stance is the same regarding Polticial Action Committee and Community Organizations Questionnaires and Endorsements. Whereas I fully understand the importance of such tools to run a successful campaign and learn about a candidate’s views, I assert the alternative - engage me directly. I have established eOffice hours via Instagram and Facebook to provide realtime convenient opportunities to engage me in a less formal, intimidating and even altogether uncomfortable and combative manner as sometimes the case at traditional candidate forums. Invite me to speak at your organizational venues. Ask me as many questions as you want ... in person.
Questionnaires can sometimes fail to provide a holistic viewpoint, and we have to all admit there is no such thing as the colloquial "black and white" in effective decision making anymore. With the increasingly diversification of imagined communities, there's diversity in nearly every classification - race, culture, gender, sexuality, religion, atheism, woke and enlightened, academia, science, economics, commercial real estate, architecture ... trust me, I could elaborate ad infinitum ... and I'm qualified to do so. However, this brings us to my point again - it all really is a moot issue if we are not open to hear each other's perspective, engage and authentically understand each other's disposition ... and aspire toward the greater good. So, yes ... I'll answer any and all questionnaires as requested, but it is not my focus nor amongst my thrusts in campaigning ... nor are endorsements. I am, however, delighted to be considered for endorsements by your PACs and organizations. I will accept monetary contributions, only because I understand the importance of doing so for your lobbying efforts. However, all contributions will be used in an ethically and economically sensible manner, and primarily to ensure every person is sufficiently informed (1) that I am a candidate, (2) about the office I'm seeking and (3) ultimately to ask for their vote. I assert that we can strategize endorsements toward mobilizing voters to vote for me and other candidates who are dedicated toward transformative change ... without large sums of money collected from your members. I do remain steadfast in my stance against accepting donations from individuals. Assuming legislative seats is the most efficient way to achieve this goal of transformation.
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