[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff. During this election year, we are allowing each candidate one chance to introduce themselves in this manner as a public service at no charge:]

Hello neighbors, does this story sound familiar?

In the past 3 years my home has been burgled ten times. Eight times I filed a police report to document my experience. The ninth time I filed to run for Position 5 on YOUR city council. The tenth time I interrupted the thieves and feared for my life on my own property. I did not file another report because I lost faith in our local government representatives and policy enforcers to address the problem.

I was told by city representatives that I needed a better security system. Do YOU believe that more cameras, or a louder alarm screeching in the middle of the night will stop this invasion of criminal activity we are experiencing from every corner of our town?

Do you agree that there are age-old, common sense practices and remedies for unlawful behavior?

Are you exasperated with a failed approach to community problems that not only don’t improve- they exacerbate?

Have you learned from experience that perpetually increasing taxes does not result in a better/safer way of life? Do you feel abandoned by those you trusted to look out for your welfare?

Do you wish someone had the courage to stand against the tide of lawlessness and injustice, and not insist we need to accommodate it?

Would you welcome a fresh set of solutions, a new voice confronting these maladies that can and should be met with firm, reliable remedies?

Then please take a chance on my Common Sense Leadership. Reject more of the same nonsense from incumbent, Nancy Tosta.
I have spent years working in and around government agencies in private and public partnerships. I know change requires deliberate, consistent pressure, and always comes more easily with a smile.

Remember the definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.”

Thank you for your valued participation in this process.

Vote JILL ESAU for BURIEN! Common Sense Leadership

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