Originally posted on July 16, 2020.
Recently I was asked by the Boone County Farm Bureau to create a video to introduce myself to its members and talk about topics that are important to my campaign. While I could have listed the standard, vague talking points that politicians typically recite, I decided to use the opportunity to focus on one issue about which I care deeply—a topic that usually doesn’t get much attention, especially during a campaign. That issue for me is mental health.
We cut the video down to its required 4-minute length which you can view here, but I wanted to share the slightly longer version with all of you. This issue affects so many of us, but for many reasons it is often ignored and too seldom seen as a topic worthy of political discussion. It’s that discomfort with the topic—or maybe the skepticism in bringing it up in an election campaign—that spurs the need to discuss it. Sure, county commissioners still must deal with maintaining roads and bridges and the day-to-day work of keeping a county the size of Boone running, but a modern commission has the responsibility to do much more.
So, please take a minute to watch my full video. I pledge to continue to fight for those in need around Boone County, and with your faith and support, we can do it together.
If you want to help make a direct impact on those in need in and around Boone County, I encourage you to make a contribution to CoMoHelps.org.
If you would like to support my campaign, you can always contribute through the link below.
Thank you for your confidence and support!