This has been quite an experience for me running for Bountiful City Council. I have made so many wonderful new friends and supporters and rekindled old friendships. I want to thank my campaign manager Dalane England for her undying support, great advice and willingness to roll up her sleeves and dive into the work. She is a wonderful person and a very patriotic citizen. She is a gem in our community. If I am elected much of the credit will be due to Dalane England. Thanks also to her very supportive husband Mark! There have been so many people who have willingly given of their time and resources to help with my campaign. I truly appreciate each of them. Thanks to all of those who opened their home to me to meet their friends and neighbors and learn about the issues that are most important to them in our great city.
I also want to thank the incumbents who are each good men. I know that they have served to the best of their ability. Over the last eight years I have had the opportunity to work with each of them. There were times when we agreed and times when we did not agree. Although I believe that they each have some noble accomplishments over the past eight years, I strongly believe that eight years is enough. I support any of these men if they want to find other ways to serve their community or state. If they want to stay in politics there are many other opportunities.
Our founding fathers never intended to create a constitution that encouraged men and women from our country to allow their service to become a career. Most of the social and economical political problems in our government are caused by special interests who have attached their ideas and beliefs to the career politicians by funding their never-ending campaigns and then requiring pay-back by allegiance to their ideas though garnering the politician's votes while in office.
The same thing happens on a local level only we don't refer to it as the politician's allegiance to special interest groups but instead the politician becoming a member of the "Good Ol'boys club. If I am elected to the city council I will not serve for more than two terms. If I believe that my service to the community was effective I may afterward consider a different office in politics.
If you have not voted yet I encourage you to consider what you have learned about me so far through this campaign. Go to my website at www.phillwright.com and read up on the issues I believe are important to our community. There is also a link to each of the news letters I sent to my supporters throughout the campaign. I believe that my ideas and views ring universal agreement with most citizens in Bountiful and I encourage you to vote WRIGHT on November 3rd.
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