Which Office Would You Choose?

March 29, 2006 at 1:20pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

If you were guaranteed election or appointment to any position in Lincoln’s city government, which would you choose? Why?

Me, I’d go for mayor, but not for another five years or so. I’m still pretty young and I need some more time to learn the things a guy needs to know to be a good mayor. I’m still a little rusty on Lincoln’s who’s who list, for example. As for my major reasons for choosing that office, there are three:

1) A mayor should help initiate community discussions and help find solutions to community problems. I love starting and engaging in discussions of complex topics, and I enjoy the “thrill of the hunt” in pursuing (and finding) answers.

2) A mayor should be a strong leader who is able to communicate effectively with those around him. I enjoy being a leader and, historically, others have seemed to enjoy having me as their leader. I thrive on the challenge of finding ways to communicate with diverse audiences with disparate needs.

3) A few people whose opinions I value have told me I should run for mayor some day. Knowing that I’m not the only one crazy enough to think that I could be a good mayor makes the idea seem more attainable.

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D.M.B. March 29, 2006 at 6:41pm

A run for mayor would mean having to serve on the city council (or at least that’s how I’ve seen it work here in Lincoln).  But I’d vote for your sorry ass…

could I get a job?

Plain Patriot March 30, 2006 at 2:34am

So Mr. Wilson….if you were Mayor today.  Give me your top 5 priorities.

Mr. Wilson March 30, 2006 at 2:35pm

I’m going to give that a post all its own, so as not to distract from the original purpose of this one. I’ll put it together either today at lunch or tomorrow morning before work.

BigRedStater March 30, 2006 at 7:32pm

Anything’s got to be better than Seng, I still haven’t figured out how we fell asleep at the wheel and elected her.

Mandy April 5, 2006 at 1:56pm

I would have to agree with BigRedStater. We need a mayor whose not blind to growth and opprotunities in Lincoln.  Someone to spend the money wisely, and allow for better growth of lincoln…..aka.. someone whose not blind.

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