District 7 Needs Perry Perkins - And Response (2)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Perry Perkins is the person District 7 residents need to represent them. I have known Perry for 12 years and have also been a neighbor. 

I support Perry not just because he is my friend, but because I know he is the best candidate to represent District 7 on the County Commission.
  
I think it's time to elect someone who has no connection to the past or present powers -- a person with fresh ideas and a person who will not be for a particular interest group but will represent all the people. Those who know Perry know he is that person.

Perry owns his own business, so he knows what it takes to keep to a budget. His business has survived several recessions because of Perry's conservative values and talent for building relationships. We need a person like Perry who will treat our money like its his money and do what's best for our county.

Perry has, for years, given of his time to the community. He has been a volunteer at the juvenile court and helped with the D.A.R.E program in our public schools. He is also a member of the Shriners, where he has given countless hours to help thousands of children. 

Perry does these kinds of things because he loves to help others so they may have better and more productive lives. I know Perry to be an honest, caring and hard working person. He is someone who loves his family and would go the extra mile for them and for anyone in need.

That is why we need Perry Perkins to represent District 7! 

Mark Hancock

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A servants heart – in my opinion, the most valuable characteristic a person should possess, especially someone who is dedicated to public service. Setting aside your own personal agenda for the sake of the greater good is never easy, but it is nothing short of necessary if we are to maintain a representative government rooted in equality.

As I have been observing the various Hamilton County campaigns, I have been encouraged by the numerous men and women who possess a desire to serve and exhibit the integrity sorely needed in today’s society. But I have been equally discouraged by those who have resorted to mudslinging, labeling, and hiding behind social media to pass judgment.

It has often been said that politics can bring out the worst in people. But it also can bring out the best, and we see the effects of this when we pause to consider the wonderful place we call home, Hamilton County.

I have most recently watched the political process bring out the best in Perry Perkins. As a candidate for District 7 Commissioner, I have observed his tireless commitment to this campaign as he has knocked on hundreds of doors, listening to constituents and communicating his knowledge of the issues that are important to the residents of District 7. He has remained above the fray of personal attacks, refusing to reciprocate, and has maintained a positive, personable, energetic demeanor.

In the 40 years I have known Perry, he has consistently led a life of integrity, genuiness and generosity. These attributes along with his ability to out-work his opponents while not resorting to petty politics will certainly contribute to the progress needed in District 7.

In conclusion, I challenge readers to do two things. First, be a source of encouragement and whenever possible, thank those men and women whose service has contributed to the progress of Hamilton County. Secondly, cast your vote for Perry Perkins. I firmly believe that he is the best candidate for District 7.

While it much easier to sit back and judge, it takes a person of selfless character to roll up his/her sleeves, face the daily challenges, and sometimes make unpopular decisions for the greater good of a community.

I have no doubt that the work ethic Perry has operated on during this campaign is the same work ethic he will bring to the Commission. Perry Perkins has what it takes – a servants heart.

Mike Evatt

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Everyone’s looking for that seemingly indefinable “something” in a candidate that sets them apart from the pack.

Perry Perkins has presence. He’s confident. His self-possession ensures me I am comfortable placing him in front of our community.

Perry Perkins has confident enthusiasm. His balance of energy and experience guarantees your desire to take him seriously. He’s committed…emotionally, intellectually and physically. He exudes a desire for a sense of community and partnership.

Perry Perkins has a strong vision. He can identify goals and articulate his vision so that others know what he desires and that the goals are obtainable. What sets Perry apart from the others is that his goals and desires are those of the residents in the community, not the goals and desires of a political Party.

Perry Perkins has strong ethics. He is committed to doing the right thing even when no one is looking. He is a giver and has a heart for making things happen, irrespective of the returned appreciation.

Perry Perkins has an appreciation for what is working well and can identify issues that are holding the local government back. He is certainly capable of implementing his vision in ways that engage all parties. He will be the first to get his hands dirty.

Perry Perkins understands sharing. He can actively solicit the opinion of others and is quick to praise others for their contributions. He will generate information that educates and energizes the public to become actively involved.

Perry Perkins is consistent. He deserves admiration for having built a career and run a business where he lives and be accountable for his decisions and results. He deserves admiration for having already been and is a public servant and community activist.

With that being said…

Join me in electing Perry Perkins, Hamilton County Commissioner, District 7.

Jane Bowen



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