As you know, every week I write a blog so that you can get to know more about who I am and what I stand for. This week, a good friend and supporter wrote down some of his thoughts and wanted to share them with you. Here is what he said:
Henry Ford, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bozos, and Bill Gates, what do all these men have in common? They were visionaries, they had an idea that could make the world better. Think about that for a minute, what if any of these guys would have given up or quit because someone didnt’t like their idea or didn’t think the could do it because they “didn’t have the experience”. What would the world look like today?
From day 1 of his campaign to be the next Tazewell County Sheriff, Mike Eeten has laid out his vision for the Sheriff’s Office. Mike has used 3 key words that describe his vision, those are unity, transparency and leadership.
Transparency- This can be kind of a political buzzword these days but the difference with Mike is he is doing it now. Mike has faithfully wrote a weekly blog telling you about himself and his experience (www.eetenforsheriff.blog). He has answered questions openly on his Facebook page, and he has given you the voter his personal cell phone so you have the ability to talk directly to him if you so desire. I believe if Mike was elected sheriff this transparency would continue and the people of Tazewell County would be better informed about what goes on inside the Sheriff’s Office.
Unity and Leadership- these 2 go hand in hand, Mike has said he will bring people together to solve some tough issues facing our county. Again Mike is already doing this. Walking in parades last summer with Mike I met all kinds of people from all walks of life. I walked with businessmen, car salesmen, realtors, addicts, police officers/ corrections officers and the list goes on. All of these people walked with Mike because they feel we need a change in Tazewell County and Mike Eeten has a vision they believe in!
Albert Einstein said it best when he said “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.”
It’s time we stop letting politicians with up to 40 years experience control where we are going. 40 years ago officers ruled with an iron fist and didn’t have to explain to anyone the actions they took or why. Times have changed people like you and me want to know what’s going on and why things were done a certain way. Mike Eeten is an effective communicator who has forged his own way throughout this campaign, no he didn’t receive endorsements from career politicians entrenched in the way we have always done things but what he has received is the support and encouragement from every day people like you and me who want better for our county.
Nate Troyer – Tremont