Monday, September 30, 2013

Campaign Season is in Full Swing!!! New endorsements last week...

It has been a while since the last post here at aShortChronicle, but I wanted to pass along information about some endorsements the campaign received last. week. Below is the text from an email distributed to those following the campaign's progress.

Hello Friends, Volunteers, and Davidson Voters!

I want to pass along a quick update on how the campaign is going and let you know about two endorsements that came in this week.

In a word, things are going "great!"

Recently, volunteers helped distribute over 1000 flyers to launch the campaign's outreach efforts.  Also, I have personally knocked on over 200 doors in various neighborhoods.  My message when talking to voters has been well received, and together, these efforts have reached neighborhoods all across town.  I am confident that with your help in spreading the word we have a very good chance at being successful in November.

This week, I received two endorsements that I would like to tell you about here.

The first endorsement comes from the North Mecklenburg Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA).

The PBA supports our local law enforcement officers and works to raise awareness of issues affecting members of our local police departments.  From the PBA press release it states this endorsement comes from a "willingness to be a working partner in our efforts to improve and promote the local and state law enforcement profession."  This year the PBA had only one question for Davidson candidates.  Would we be willing to help with more frequent and regular communication with senior Town Staff?  Working in a large corporate environment, I fully understand the importance of frequent and consistent communication in an organization.  I will strive to make this happen and am committed to supporting strong communication between the Town and all of the various constituencies in our community.

I am honored to have the PBA's endorsement

The second endorsement this week comes from the WidenI-77 and TollFreeNC groups working to stop the implementation of High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes on I-77 and across the State.

When picking candidates to recommend, their press release says "we’re confident these candidates are the ones ready to stand up and fight for us."  I appreciate these dedicated citizen-activists recognizing my commitment to fighting wasteful spending and working for effective decisions when it comes to our transportation infrastructure.  I am ready to stand up for the 53% of Davidson respondents who described the widening of I-77 with tolls as "not at all important" on last year's National Citizen Survey - a survey in which the Town of Davidson participated and generally scored very high marks.

With your support on election day, I will have that opportunity.

October is around the corner, and there will be multiple events where you can hear the candidates discuss and debate topics important to you.  Click
here for details on the three scheduled candidate forums.

Remember, every vote counts!  Please help by forwarding this email, "liking" the campaign's Facebook page, and talking to your friends about the upcoming election.

If you would like to donate, please send a check to:

Friends of Rick Short
19819 Wooden Tee Drive
Davidson, NC 28036

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail!!!

Rick Short

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