As City Manager it’s important to the integrity of my job that I stay out of the political fray. Admittedly my job requires me to swim in partisan waters but that doesn’t mean I have to drink the water.
My task is to help the professional politicians safely navigate turbulent seas and unchartered waters, steering the good ship Kent smoothly towards those ports of call that this community wants to enjoy. During the course of my day I’m equal parts captain, first mate, ship engineer, deck swabber, petty officer and coxswain.
I do my ship cadet’s work like the Swiss, keeping my political neutrality central to everything I do. With that in mind, you can imagine my trepidation in asking you to cast a vote — but that’s exactly what I’m going to do.
Before you march me down the gang plank, please note that the vote I’m asking you to make is not for a local political race, it’s for the Environmental Club at Kent Roosevelt whose video entry in the Samsung Solve For Tomorrow Contest has put them on the top 10 list nationwide.
I’ve been asked to conscript you to vote early and often for your fellow Kentians who happen to be a particularly nice shade of green. For this cause, I’ll don my pirate garb and shiver your timbers to get you to vote for the Kent student’s video. Just follow the instructions below from the student’s advisor at the High School and no one gets hurt. Aaaargh!
You can vote FIVE TIMES PER DAY until February 18th, so please vote for us as much as possible! Also, if you could forward this to your friends and family and ask them to vote as well, that would be fantastic.