Today, at 10 a.m., Campaign Manager Nick Tilley and I turned in our petitions and officially signed for my candidacy for Cincinnati City Council.
On November 5th, 2013, you will be able to fill in the box next to the name, “Mike Moroski,” and cast your vote for Change.
This has been quite a year. Beginning on February 4th my world got turned upside down, and I couldn’t be happier. I have patiently awaited the day when I could dedicate my entire self to working for the City that I love. On this campaign I have made so many new friends while strengthening bonds with old ones along the way.
I have experienced the love that Cincinnatians have for their City first hand – and just when I think I am too exhausted to go to another Community Council meeting, I am rejuvenated by a woman who lights up when she tells me stories about Sayler Park – I am inspired by the passion of a man who desperately pleads with the City to fix the steps near his house – I am pushed to fight harder for better & more proactive solutions to violence when I meet yet another woman who has lost her son to gun violence.
In short, I have not had a chance to get tired – and I don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. And this I promise you, Cincinnati – when you cast your vote for Mike Moroski on November 5th, and I win a seat on Cincinnati City Council, I will work harder on your behalf than anyone who has sat in that chair before me.
I am not running for your City Council to use it as a stepping stone. I am not running for your City Council to pad my resume. I am running for YOUR City Council because I love this City, and I love you. What’s more – I love working hard for just causes – and I see no cause more just than working to make our City safer, more progressive, and a place that all of us are proud to call, “home.”
Thank you to everyone who helped us gather signatures for our petitions. Thank you to everyone who has hosted a fundraiser up to this point. Thank you to everyone who has donated. Thank you to everyone who has attended a Team Moroski event. Thank you to everyone who has sent us advice, kind notes, or constructive criticism. Thank you to everyone who has pushed me, beginning in college, to run for elected office. I fondly remember my brother, Graham, telling me many, many years ago in Texas that he felt others believed in my electability more than me. I may still be guilty of that, but all of you – Team Cincinnati – are showing me that this City is ready for a progressive change & a candidate who understands not only business & politics, but community organizing & the benefits of economically moral legislation.
So, I end this short blog post with a heartfelt, “THANK YOU.” The election is right around the corner, and the days are only going to get longer. If you are interested in being a part of Team Moroski, e-mail Jesse at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like a yard sign, e-mail Michael at email@example.com. If you have any questions for me, or would like me to come to one of your events, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unity Assists, Cincinnati – here’s to us – here’s to continuing our forward progression while reaching back to bring along those we may have left behind.