Vote for Pillow for council
It is with great pleasure and honor that I throw my full political support behind Carissa Pillow for Brentwood City Council.
I met Carissa a few months ago at a local community event, Brentwood Family Fun Day. Since that time, I have had the opportunity to get to know her on both a personal and professional level. I stand fully behind Ms. Pillow's vision for Brentwood, which includes creating a climate for attracting high-paying jobs and keeping tax revenue in our city! As a hardworking taxpayer, these are two of my main concerns for Brentwood.
It is quite apparent that Carissa is a caring, committed and community-oriented individual. She possesses a keen awareness of both the long-term and short-term needs of Brentwood, and she enthusiastically listens to the concerns of Brentwood's residents. Never have I met anyone who serves her community so tirelessly.
Because of her moral integrity and loyalty to her community, I cannot think of anyone more suited to the position of City Council.
No more of our tax dollars
As residents of this county get bombarded with measures from public agencies this November, it would be prudent to first consider whether or not these agencies deserve any more of our
Union contracts are legal and binding; therefore, employees are not obligated to agree to any changes during the duration of the contract. Let's see how much solidarity exists between the ranks when the gravy train ends.
Wake up, America
Now is the time to make the right decision! Now is the time to cast your vote for the right man, not the party. Do what's best for the future of our country. No longer be fooled with rhetoric and false promises. Another four years, another chance to try to fix all the mistakes made, cannot be allowed to happen again. As we tell our children, "we learn from our mistakes," and then we move on to make better choices.
We need a president that will be a leader, not a divider. If elected, Romney will work for the people, strengthen our economy, offer a better health care system, and build up our national defenses. He will place us back in the number one slot as the leading and most respected country in the world.
He will renew the faith in all Americans and help to restore this beautiful country that we call the United States of America! Hope is on the way with the Romney/Ryan ticket.
Sandra and Edwin Stokes
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