Week 2 Elections Forum

Mon, 10/29/2007 - 11:38am
By: The Citizen

Mickey Edwards

No essay submitted by Edwards.f


Al Hovey-King

During the time I have been out on the campaign trail, I have had the opportunity to talk to many people, some old friends, some new friends. Many of those I have visited with have asked the same question, “Why do you want to do this?” Some have even asked if I was “stable.”

Subsequently I have considered what drives me to expend the effort to campaign for a seat on council. As I recalled the countless hours spent in meetings, talking to citizens, reading reports, studying budgets and other city needs, I continually arrived at the same end point.

That point is a deep love and appreciation for the city I have called home for the last 27 years. I realized that if one is to do the job at hand in the manner that it needs to be done, there must be a passion and total commitment to that purpose.

Passion enables us to overcome obstacles (both real and imagined) and to see potential. There is nothing more compelling than the energy and excitement that passion brings.

Commitment is work — commitment takes deliberate discipline and focus — commitment is essential when implementing a plan.

Both passion and commitment are paths to achieving a vision. Fayetteville is my home and my vision. I am driven by my passion and my total commitment for this town. I truly love Fayetteville and all that it represents.

There are personal sacrifices and difficult decisions that must be made to accomplish the people’s business the right way. I have made them in the past and I will make them in the future. I can honestly say that I have never made a decision that was not based in large part on the vision of a better Fayetteville while considering all the pertinent facts and the underlying laws and impact on the city.

In conclusion, as an elected official the best thing I can do for the community and for you is be available, be honest, and listen to what you the voters have to say. I am committed to be available. If you have questions or concerns and would like to discuss them with me, call me at 770-461-4320 or email me at ahkfayetteville@bellsouth.net.

I need your help and your vote on Nov. 6.

Al Hovey-King

Candidate for Fayetteville City Council, Post 2

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