Integrity is an Issue
Integrity is an issue that everyone in a campaign or in elected office faces and there are many challenges and opportunities where integrity can be compromised and not necessarily by intent. Now as you read this, please understand that this post is not pointing fingers or making accusations about anyone.
So what in the world is integrity in the world of serving your constituency? The basic definition is “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles: moral uprightness.” It is also the state of being whole and undivided a condition of being unimpaired and having consistency. I also like the synonyms of probity, honesty and honor with the principles of ethics, morals, honesty, virtue, decency, fairness, sincerity, truthfulness and trustworthiness.
In one word, we find a guide and measuring stick for those who serve in a public capacity.
As I said, there will be a lot of challenges. All people serving bring past relationships, interests that may be a priority for them and perspective derived of their own background. These are not faults but actually assets contributing to the diversity and ideas that might be shared. The challenge is to align and maintain integrity to those we serve and the overall objectives of the greater community.
I will serve with integrity and have no issue of living up to the measuring stick. I will stay in communication with my constituency to make sure that I am hitting the mark and addressing issues and concerns as they arise. I pledge to work with the Council so that we can work together for the best of Tucker and our districts.