Saturday, July 27, 2013

Semi-Hiatus While on the Campaign Trail

With campaign season ramping up for the Davidson Town Board race, posting at aShortChronicle will be fairly light in the coming months. My energy will need to be focused elsewhere for the obvious reasons.  But don't worry!  This hiatus does not mean this effort has come to an end. There will likely be some posts on campaign related topics and as well as things that can be covered quickly.

If you are interested in following the campaign, the website is now up and running. You can also follow along on Facebook and Twitter. I hope you will check them out and stay tuned!  -Rick

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Twitter: @RickShortForDav

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Vote "Rick Short" for Davidson Town Board

To my faithful readers, my friends, and the citizens of Davidson:

I wanted to pass along some news regarding a decision I have made with the support of my wife and family.  You may have noticed that posting here at aShortChronicle has slowed down in recent weeks.  That is due primarily to contemplating and preparing for this announcement.

Today, I filed to be a candidate for election this November to the Town of Davidson Board of Commissioners.

The primary reasons I decided to run for public office in our town are that I love this place we call home and want to contribute to its continued success.  With the opening on the Town Board, there is a need for a strong voice willing to ask difficult questions in support of the decision making process at Town Hall.  I sincerely believe I can be that voice.

Over the course of my business career, including nearly a decade in the telecommunications industry, as well as through my work on this blog, I have a proven track record of success and a history of asking those difficult questions which mitigate risk by ensuring all sides of issues are discussed.  These experiences will be valuable as Davidson makes large decisions in the future regarding Mi-Connection, Transportation Issues, Public Safety, and Tax Policy.

I am up to the task if you decide to elect me.

Since moving to Davidson, I have become deeply involved in our community and would like to continue giving back.

  • I am an original volunteer with the Davidson Community Garden on Potts Street.  Last year, at my suggestion we set a goal of 1-ton of food to be donated to Loaves and Fishes at Ada Jenkins.  We met that goal.
  • I spearheaded grassroots efforts in 2011 and 2012 to keep 2-year terms for our elected officials - an effort that helped ensure as much public input as possible in how our local government works.
  • I currently serve as President of the Bradford neighborhood HOA where I have dealt with Town staff on issues regarding Public Works, Code Enforcement, and Affordable Housing.

Through these activities and others, I know what it means to serve in this community and how our local government operates.

I would be honored to serve you as a member of your Board of Commissioners.

As the campaign rolls out, there will be a new website and Facebook page.  Please stay tuned.  However, since I have met so many of you through aShortChronicle I thought it was fitting to make this announcement here.

Thank you for your support, and I will see you on the campaign trail!!!

Your friend,
Rick Short