Posted by communitymom, a resident of the Menlo Park: The Willows neighborhood, on Nov 7, 2006 at 8:40 pm
Ditto -- it's really a sacrifice to step forward and go out there and spend countless hours meeting with people, istening, learning the issues, creating and putting out literature, recruiting people, raising money -- ALL of it. Even those things that their passion called forth that others could label "overzealous" -- one person's overzealous is another's courage. That's the nature of a free democracy and public discourse. People are allowed their passions (even when I think they are wrong! It's our 1st amendment treasure!)
Everyone who ran provided a great service to the CIty, and all of their commitment to our CIty is important. And that goes for all of their hard working supporters whom they inspired to get involved. We need them ALL to stay involved and work "across party lines"
Regardless of the final outcome, we need to bring thic CIty together behind a centrist vision.
There is so much to do. We need to all work together to make things better for us and all our kids.