I have tried over the last four years to be respectful of my constituents and my colleagues.
I have restrained myself from commenting on many posts and Facebook discussions that I found upsetting. I have tried to do my job without prejudice, with prudence, and with patience. But today, I am compelled by the debacle of last Wednesday’s meeting to speak publicly.
I do not hold myself above the fray. I am as guilty as anyone else of pettiness, impatience, incivility and anger. I will say now that what the public saw that night is why I am not running again ... why I will no longer accept a spot on the ballot or serve if I were to be written in.