I have two daughters, Georgia, 13, and Gentry, 11. I can't tell a story about someone being my hero without mentioning both of them. Just over a year ago I embarked on a campaign to win one of three vacancies on our city commission. Building social capital is my work, my passion, and my hope for our society's future. Becoming an elected official was one way I knew to give back to my community while being a positive role model to my girls.
Throughout the campaign they served as my youth co-chairs and worked just as hard going door to door, making phone calls, attending candidate forums and addressing postcards as the adults on my committee. In the end, I was successful in my bid and secured enough votes to become not only a commissioner, but the Vice Mayor.
Everyday since then I've been reminded by their support, that ultimately they are my role models because through their civic engagement and belief in me I was elected to a position that allows me to fulfill my passion in some way. They taught me about servant leadership through their example: they worked hard for someone else's dream.
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