Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
Recently my opposition has started a negative campaign saying I'm bad for business. What they mean is, I'm bad for their Monkey Business. You know, the kind where special interests, (who paid for the signs) contribute to candidates who will vote for their projects. Knowing they cannot buy me must be resonating with voters and their polls show it. It really is too bad my opponents can't run on their voting records and have to rely on dark money negative ads to get votes.
I believe the voters will not be fooled. The voters know that not only do I own a small business, but have helped many others with start-ups and cutting red tape to get their business up and running. The voters know that as a councilman I have championed the downtown small business community and thwarted big money developers from blighting the area redevelop for their own personal gain. The voters know they can call me anytime to help them through the business process and I will actively promote their businesses through social media and at city hall. The voters know I actively promote our realtor community through social media and though neighborhood outreach.
Last year, I worked with our planning dept to come up with the city's first mobile APP for contractors and homeowners who are remodeling. As Vice-Mayor, I have cut many a ribbon to celebrate new business here in Scottsdale. As a councilman these last 4 years, I have approved more small business licenses than any other councilman.
So when they say I'm bad for business, it must mean their backdoor special interest business that is lining their pockets at the expense of your quality of life. If thats the case, then I say Yes, I am bad for (their) business!
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." - Thomas Jefferson