Wednesday 10th of November 2021, 11:23am
My first attack!
By the 5th candidate, Gabriel H. Kaimowitz states,
“…Another white candidate, an elderly Uber driver, lives in the false history which led to October 12th being a holiday to honor white intrusion and conquest of the indigenous people who were here at the time. Unfortunately, he will not take any significant number of votes from Trumpster Howland….”
October 12 is Christopher Columbus day. According to Mr. Kaimowitz statement, “I am a dreamer living in a fantasy with delusions of grandeur?”
I will begin by saying, that I know controversy and attacks very well, but first would like to thank all that provided my guidance during my first campaign.
Growing up, I was always the scapegoat, the young boy who was butt of everyone’s jokes, part of the unpopular crowd. Blessed are my early mentors who shed light on these attacks and redirected my behavior into a constructive lifestyle based on empathy and humility. Growing up, I adopted quality principles instilled in by my faith, my mother, my relatives and the few friends that I had. Always reminding myself, that life isn’t fair and you will always be tested to prove yourself to others. There are many more mean-spirited people in the world than we would like to admit. Instead of getting angry, I rather understand the person and decide a course of action whether I need to change, the other person needs to change, or change is not an option? When change is not option, in most cases, I work towards a compromise and through my negotiating skills with my empathy and humility, helps to reach a compromise, so collaboration can continue.
Success doesn’t come from the easy tasks, Success comes from the hard controversaries that help make the decisions! (When given a lemon, make lemonade!)
Back in 2011, while contracting in NYC on software development assignments, I relaunched my snack vending business in the Mid-Hudson valley region. I hired a local business major student and paid a flat salary but limited the office assistance to no more than 15 hours per week, there were weeks the student had no hours and other weeks the student put in the maximum hours of 15 week, the salary was the same whether there was 0-hour week or a 15-hour week. Also instructed that the student’s education is first priority! Then proceeded to buy a truck load of u-turn snack machines, then paid a locator to place those machines. Trained my assistant on how to properly service machines, and my assistant would only service the machines at the establishments that were opened during weekdays, while I serviced the machines opened on weekends. Now that I am an operating business with income, I targeted local government food and concessions contracts, winning my first three-year government contract to operate an upstate NY food concession stand during the summer months. I had captive patrons because I was the only operator in the park. After the first year, a beverage delivery contract was available to provide bottled drinks to a local school district. While the park concession stand contract, I was the only bidder and easily won, the beverage delivery contract there were four bidders: Coke, Pepsi, Snapple and my two person-operation.
I out bid both Pepsi and Snapple and won the three-year beverage delivery contract. As an independent beverage vendor, the product choice is customer driven.
Never under estimate the new comer? Also don’t be intimidated by your opponent’s just because of their size and experience.
While my opponent’s may have the experience of political campaigning and funding, their experience does not intimidate me from campaigning and do not let the experience of future candidates intimidate new political contenders!
As your At-Large, Seat B City Commissioner, I represent all the residents in the City of Gainesville, because my representation is People-driven!