I see the struggle our city is going through every day. I feel it in each call from a small business owner that needs help just to keep their doors open, and I feel it when I receive calls asking if I know of anyone hiring. My wife who is a nurse sees the devastation caused by this pandemic every time she reports to work.
Growing up, I saw what unemployment and foreclosure can do to a family—my family. I know how stressful poverty is and how it can devastate a family.
But where we are today is not where we have to stay. There is a new path forward. There is a path that leads us not back to where we were, but to where we can be. With the right leadership and the right priorities, our great City will not only survive, but thrive. Together, we must forge a new path forward. I have the experience, the energy, and the vision to make that happen.