Joy Gilfilen Declares for County ExecutivePermalink +
Mon, May 18, 2015, 11:17 pm // John Servais
Joy Gilfilen came out of nowhere and filed late Friday afternoon to run for county executive, challenging incumbent Jack Louws. She put up her own $1,538.65 to file for the position. On Monday, she resisted pressure to withdraw from the campaign. This evening she posted a statement on her facebook page. It says it all so nicely. Dena Louise deserves credit for selecting the core of her post - and I repeat that here.
"You know what I am? I am a mom, a concerned parent. I am a business woman. I am a taxpayer and a citizen of this great county, part of a nation I have been proud to live in for a long time...and I have been far less proud the last while. And I have been proud to live here and work in this community for a very long time...until lately when I am a little less proud. And I am deeply concerned that my children's future is in a mess.
"So I have a responsibility. I have an obligation to stand up for what is Right Action. I am standing up for the true stakeholders of this community...the people of this community who care, deeply care about their legacy leave, not their pocketbooks. People who have invested lifetimes in conservation, good business practices, honorable ways of taking care of our community. I am standing up for the students who inherit our mess or our vision. I am standing up for those who are no longer listened to in the political machinery of competition.
"You see, I believe that our grandchildren need us to step up to the plate right now. They deserve a whole lot better than they have been getting from our Executive branch. And that is what I am running for.
"Today, I stand for decency in doing the communities business. What that will look like as a campaign platform, I will find out. This is not a game. This is real."
You can read her complete statement at her Facebook page. But you know to see her entire fb site you need to log in.
We look forward to hearing more from Joy. They mocked U.S. Senator Patty Murray when she first ran for office, and today the good old boys were trying to tell Joy she had no business running for county executive. Well, her post this evening seems an answer to them. We look forward to her campaign.
Mon, May 18, 2015, 11:17 pm // John ServaisJoy Gilfilen is challenging incumbent Jack Louws for County Executive.
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