“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Teddy Roosevelt
11/9/2022 Update: Anderson Defeats Brandmire with over 55% of the vote.
There’s a few things I want to say after coming out on top this election.
First, my campaign visited over 3000 doors in Ward 3. We hit every precinct and talked to the people who wanted to talk. Some of the folks who helped my campaign engaged in longer conversations and that was an incredibly important reason for our success.
Second, my campaign focused on the issues that matter: public safety, infrastructure, and our quality of life. We didn’t get distracted with irrelevant rhetoric or hot button issues that aren’t related to city business.
Third, I engaged with people who contacted me. If you asked me a question, I got back to you. That is something I will continue to do as your council member.
My campaign spent just under $1,500 and raised just under $800. We didn’t do a mailer and we didn’t do anything splashy. We ran Facebook ads, passed out literature, and engaged in conversations. Pretty simple stuff.
The people of St. Cloud – and I dare to say the people around this country – want elected officials to focus on the problems and challenges at hand. They want them to tamp down the partisanship and division that’s permeating society. We’re not going to agree on everything but that doesn’t mean we can’t be civil and find compromises.
Finally, I can’t thank everyone enough for all their hard work. Whether you knocked doors, contributed, endorsed me, hosted events, provided any level of support, or voted for me. Simply put, I couldn’t have done it without you.
Thank you everyone – and thank you, ward 3. I will do my best as your council member.