Character is a very important attribute to me. I believe it’s even more important when working in city government. What you do is not as important as how you do it. Those who bend the rules to get ahead usually get caught in the long run. Even if they don’t get caught, they will always know how they made it to the top. They’ll know that they are frauds and that maybe they didn’t have what it takes to accomplish particular achievements. As you City Councilman, I can be counted on to do things the right way. I know how to get through tough situations and will do it by following the laws and policy and procedures. Character is tested, revealed, and further developed by the decisions we make in the most challenging times. We have to know what is right, and we have to choose to do it. As your City Council Member, I am up for the challenge.
This is an important, if not the most important principle of leadership because it demands truthfulness and honesty. Telling the truth, even when the truth may be ugly and uncomfortable. Good leaders Never Compromise their Honesty and Integrity by Cheating. It takes doing the right thing because its the right thing to do. As your City Councilman, I will guarantee you that I will do the right thing and what’s in your (the citizens) best interest. There is no exceptions for Honesty and Integrity.
As your City Councilman, I will advocate and continuously promote Transparency. I would do so because it will alleviate concerns about closed door meetings and potential corruption among elected officials. Having an creates a gateway toward improving service delivery to the Citizens of Redmond and this in turn creates economic value to our city. The benefit of providing as much information to the citizens of Redmond gives them an opportunity to think about decisions that we, the councilmembers have made and provide valuable feedback to them.
Transparency is CRITICAL.