Jerry Brady ’58 | October 7, 2020
You defeated a four-term incumbent with 65 percent of the vote. What do you attribute that to? What did you hear? What did people hear from you, and how has that affected what you’re doing right now as mayor?
In the era of COVID, it’s so hard to even think back to an election that wasn’t all that long ago, but it feels like a lifetime ago. I set about to run for this office — how should I say this? I decided to run, but with some hesitancy, but I felt it was really important and necessary and time for this community to have a choice and a conversation about where we were headed as we grow. Also, I was noticing in our residents a deep desire to be heard and to be engaged and connected with in ways they hadn’t been. So, I set out to listen. And recognizing that, in my mind, one of the most important tenants of leadership is listening and understanding where people are and lining that up with one’s own vision of where we need to head and then getting there together.
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