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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Let the excitement begin.

That's what I want for the next 28 days, excitement. I want people to feel like they are a part of something big in Fort McMurray. I want them to commit to do an act that will change my life and their own And I want them to do just one thing, vote for me on March 30th.

My kids are all in bed, as his my husband, and I am sitting here like a kid at Christmas thinking about not just the next 28 days, but the weeks and months after March 30th. I will be part of council, I will be part of the decision making, I will be part of all the great potential that is Fort McMurray, and if you live in Fort McMurray, I hope to be part of your lives as we get to know each other.

I think of myself as a mom, a wife, a writer, a sister, a daughter, and so many other things, but I have never thought of myself as a politician. My desire during this campaign is to be your representative. I want to hear your stories, your concerns, I want to meet your kids and hear why you want more for our community. I want to visit your business and talk about the challenges you are facing.

Many keep asking why I want to do this, and I want to be in there doing something over not doing anything. I want to be a strong woman who knows the issues, but knows the people that those issues are affecting, that is even more important to me. Because when you start making decisions that are not based on the betterment of the people that you are representing, then you are not doing your job.

I hope to hear from you, I am sure you will get sick of me, lol. My cel is (780)838-1782, feel free to call me, my email is I think that when you meet someone running for office you get a better understanding of who they are and what their ideals are, so please feel free to connect with me. And of course, I love Facebook, so you can look me up and add me there too, either on my regular page, or on my Verna Murphy For Council page. But I have nothing to hide, I am always myself, which may inspire some wine posts and some posts about subjects that I am passionate about. But I think I'm an average woman in Fort McMurray, who loves to talk to people, and has tried to make the community better in my own ways for many years, and really, none of that will change when I win. I hope you join me on the campaign trail, and we are going to have some fun! And hopefully, since it's March, I will have a bit more of the Irish luck as well!

1 comment:

  1. Valerie Ann MacKenzieMarch 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Hi Verna: If I was still living in Fort McMurray, I would be voting for you. I am so very proud of you, you are able to step outside the box. Take really good care and have only super nice days. Enjoy your campaign!