I was fortunate to be able to take a nice long break and clear my mind a bit from all that has transpired over the past few years, and the election results. I will be forever grateful to the 12,000 people who voted for me, and to those who worked on my campaign.
Thanks to all of you that have encouraged me to continue. I, likewise, want to encourage YOU! Local government NEEDS YOU! There are several school board positions coming up soon, and Hillsboro needs help. Please know that, in me, you have a willing volunteer.
For myself, I have decided to take a step back from local government. I have been very active over the past 11 years, I still care, and will still do my part as a citizen, but I will not be pursuing further office or serving on City boards and committees. I feel like I have given all I can in that way, for now. Instead, I am going to focus on my family, my health, and some of the broader passions I have with regard to environmental and social justice causes. I hope my energy and passion can be put to good use fighting climate change, and fighting to achieve and protect human rights.
Please continue to go out there and be kind and compassionate toward one another.
Blessings on us all,
NewsSaturday, October 22, 2016 10:28 AM
"The diversity of Hillsboro enriches our community. We, the voters of Hillsboro, have an opportunity to elect three qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds, experience, and vision to the Hillsboro City Council. They include Abdi Muse, Brenda McCoy and Sandra Jafarzadeh.
"The success of the high-tech sector locally has brought previously unimagined prosperity to Hillsboro. New industry has provided job opportunities to locals and imported newcomers at all levels of the social ladder — from CEOs to migrant laborers, software engineers to housekeepers, as well as schoolteachers, medical providers, and law enforcement. No matter our views on race and immigration, wealth and welfare, the truth is that we are all interconnected and interdependent.
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