Letter: Candidate would use 'smarts,' work hard if electedAs the campaign comes to a close, I want to reiterate that I am not a politician. I am a citizen who believes that you can’t stay on the sidelines forever.
By: Cheryl Avenel-Navara, District 22B candidate, Worthington, Worthington Daily Globe
As the campaign comes to a close, I want to reiterate that I am not a politician. I am a citizen who believes that you can’t stay on the sidelines forever. I’m untrained in the arts of avoiding questions and pivoting to better talking points. I know how to analyze a problem and work with people to get the best result. I care deeply about ALL the people who live and work in 22B. I know how to listen, not just “hear,” and I know how to compromise and negotiate.
If you want to know about a candidate, look at where their money came from and went. (It’s in the Campaign Finance Board report.) If you want to know about an incumbent, look at his voting and legislation record (vote411 and project votesmart, among others).
I wore out a pair of shoes door knocking. I was in towns where people asked why I was there; they could not believe that a candidate would come to their door. They did not know who their current legislator was.
The incumbent has a record of awards as noted in the Daily Globe’s endorsement. I have a record of working with people. I have a record of working hard, and I am not afraid of taking on those who are opposed to the best interests of the individuals I represent. As one of my conservative friends put it, “you are the smartest woman and the hardest working person I know.” If elected, I will use my ‘smarts’ and my hard work to represent the citizens of 22B.