Greetings from Alabaster! I’m John W. Odum, and I’m proudly running as Pete Buttigieg’s delegate for CD-06.
- He is the only non-millionaire/billionaire running for President.
- Infrastructure: He wants to create 6 million jobs with a $1 trillion plan that focuses on climate issues.
- Health care: Supports Medicare for all AND keeping private health insurance without raising taxes.
- Boost teacher pay.
Twelve years ago, I moved here from Savannah, GA to further my career. It was a hard decision to leave my home and so many friends behind. What’s more, I had reservations about moving into an even redder state.
However, once I moved and got settled in, I quickly discovered the communities here were very welcoming and I quickly found myself at home. That is until I was confronted with just how red this state was – especially when it prevented me from marrying the person that I loved.
I had to travel to Connecticut to be married and it was quite sometime after that before my new home state would recognize my marriage. However, what surprised me was that even though the state government didn’t recognize my marriage at the time, my community did. People in local businesses we frequented would always ask how the other was when we didn’t come in together.
This further reinforced my core belief that we are not all that different – sometimes it just takes a personal connection to realize that.
So why am I running as a delegate? I’m running because moving into a redder state was the best decision I could have made in terms of making a difference. I would like to think, in some small way, my decision may have changed the minds, hearts, and opinions of others. I’m running this Super Tuesday, asking for your support, because I want to continue to make a difference. I, again in some small way, want to contribute to my community.
To you, to my family, to my friends, and to my community – I pledge I will honor and be faithful to the will of those I represent. I thank you for your time and consideration.
For questions or comments, I can be reached at email@example.com
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