I believe each and every one of us are here for a divine reason. Our reason may be very different from one another, but the overall purpose for all of us is to make our world a better place in some way. Some choose to ignore or not follow that path for reasons of their personal choice, but others choose to take their God given abilities to do what they can to make their community, state, or country better through teaching, serving, leading, building, designing, feeding, helping, saving, preaching, protecting, etc. I may never know my exact divine purpose for being here at this point in time. I do know that I have excelled in areas in which I believe may be a help to my community. The last seven years as an elected official, and the last ten years at Honeywell have shown me I have the ability to earn trust through my honesty, lead when called upon, and a knack for finding solutions to issues others have identified. As a public servant, every day you must work with leaders and community members who all have different ideas and visions for how to achieve our individual perception of what it takes to make our community better. I believe we must elect individuals that have the ability to see past themselves and their own self-interest/legacy to bring together all of those ideas and visions to make one decision that will have the best result for their community at-large. This is always my intention as an elected official, community member, supervisor at Honeywell, and husband/father to my family. Pleasant Hill is a great place to live, and I will always do everything I can to keep it that way.
I am declaring my candidacy for re-election as the Mayor of Pleasant Hill. I will officially file in the coming days. In the coming months I will be sharing notes and videos to my website chrisjhicks.com about why I am running, what we as a Council have accomplished so far, our goals as a Council going forward, and more.
I would greatly appreciate your support on April 3rd.