Just want to post a quick update. I am currently working on getting my website up and running and building my campaign team. In order for me to have an effective campaign, I need to be organized, have a good strategy and a good team.
I have told you a little about myself but not why I have decided to run for office. I joined the Libertarian party during the 2008 election. Prior to that election, I had always voted independently, but I never really paid attention to politics or elections. I thought like many do that your vote really doesn’t matter anyway. After becoming completely disenchanted with both political parties, I started exploring my options. I looked into every single third party. The only party that really seemed to match my values was the Libertarian Party. I became more and more interested, and eventually joined the party.
Fast forward to today, I have been part of the Libertarian party for close to 10 years. I have had different levels of involvement. I have gained a better understanding of what Libertarianism is about, and believe that many people in West Michigan share my values, even if they do not belong to the Libertarian Party.
This is my second time running for office, but my first time planning to run a serious campaign. I care about Michigan, and my community. The reason I decided to run in this election is because I am a hard worker and believe I can make a difference. People with values need to step up if we want to see change. I am intent on making changes to Michigan’s CPS and foster care system. That is one of my driving forces for stepping up. However, I also care very deeply about Michigan’s future. It’s important for Michigan to have strong leadership that is fiscally responsible and looking out for what is ahead. We can’t just have leaders that want to be “politicians” or get ahead in their career. We need people that care about Michigan — our economy and community. We need people that will listen and do something. My goal is to get out and talk to as many voters as possible over the coming months, hear what you have to say, and see what I can do to make your lives better here in Wyoming and Byron Township. I also hope that you will give me a chance and hear what I have to say.
I am currently working on building my campaign team. I will be reaching out to Libertarians here in West Michigan that would like to help. I am also looking for anyone who has experience running a campaign. I am very open to independent voters and people that are not attached to a particular party. If you would like to talk to me more please reach out to me on Facebook or at patty@pattyforlibertycom.
I could use all the support from my Libertarian friends that I can get. Here is a little about me that will soon be posted on my website www.pattyforliberty.com. This is just a small intro about me. My website will include more about me and issues I care about. Stay tuned…
I am an editor and social media consultant for a popular website for moms. I started my website, JustMommies.com, in 2004 with a small investment and a whole lot of drive. Some things I have learned from running my business is how to be resourceful, innovative, and think outside the box. I turned my small home business into a thriving community and a leading authority site in the mom space. My website caught the attention of the dating website eHarmony.com. In 2008, they acquired my website and later sold it to another media company. I have been working as an internet consultant for the last ten years.
I have been an active member of the Libertarian Party of Michigan and ran for State Representative in the 70th district in 2010. I currently hold the position of Membership Director in the Libertarian Party of West Michigan.
At this point I have filled out all the necessary paperwork to run for Michigan House of Representatives for District 77, which covers Wyoming and Byron Township. I need as much help from fellow liberty lovers as possible. If you would like to be part of my team, please send me a Facebook message or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am just getting started, but plan to update this page frequently with campaign updates as well as my thoughts on issues that affect Michigan.
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