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Letters, November 13, 2013

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013

  • Updated Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:35 am

Election — Letter of thanks

The signs are down, the dust has settled and the candidates have been chosen. I would like to congratulate all the candidates from the City of Georgetown that have been elected: Carol Jayroe, Ed Kimbrough, Brendon Barber and Jack Scoville. I would also like to thank Paige Sawyer and Jeanette Ard for their many years of service to the City of Georgetown. I have a great deal of appreciation for Doris Simmons as well, thank you for running. Service as an elected official is not always an easy task.

As I look back on the campaign, I have made some incredible new friends, as well as rekindled some old friendships. I want to say thank you to all the people that supported me in this endeavor. While it is not unexpected to be disappointed in the loss of the mayoral race, I hope that none of my supporters are disheartened. The hard work is not lost. It was a close race and thus serves as a constant reminder to all those in office that every vote counts and every citizen counts and should be made to feel special. My personal disappointment was of short duration because I continually put my hope in God. My prayer is the same for you.

Good leaders must lead by example. A wise man once said “Don’t be selfish. Don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Don't look out only for your own interest, but take an interest in others too.” I think this is a great way for all of us to live.

As we move forward, I am calling all of Georgetown to show support to our Mayor and City Council. Let them know you are grateful for their courage to lead us through the next few years. We may not all agree with their decisions, but we should always show respect.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!

Richard Powers
Georgetown

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