Top Reasons Driving Jake Gilbert Run for 2023 Mayoral Bid
At the beginning of this year, Jake Gilbert shocked many by announcing his vying for mayor position in Westfield. What adds to his belief that he is a qualifying candidate for this position is the fact that he has experience in running different positions like being a coach as well as member of Westfield council. Although states differ with their mayor roles, they do play an important role when it comes to local government. The procedure of getting mayors into office typically differ between states also with some appointing them and others electing them. Similar to other positions, it’s crucial to ensure that thw mayor appointed or elected is honest, transparent and credible in all his dealings. The same qualities that are looked into other different positions during their election in office, should be the same way when it comes to this mayor position. To ensure that the right candidate is elected into the office, it’s important to ensure that there is meeting of set standards as well as criteria. Jake Gilbert in this case tend to be among the vying candidates for the mayor position and outlines the following reasons that will make residents vote for him.
Not a politician. Jake Gilbert clearly states that he is not a politician and is not vying for this post being driven by political favors. When it comes to vying for any government position, many candidates are highly driven by their political will or interests. Him not being a politician is a great way to understand the community needs at large and come up with effective ways to fulfill them. Mostly politicians concentrate more on their own endeavors and fail to work for those who voted for them. Listening and learning is what Jake Gilbert mostly does to effectively understand the community needs. Westfield residents need to consider voting for him for this position.
Give back to the city. This tend to be another major reason driving Jake Gilbert to run for mayor position. The fact that the community has also been good to him makes him see the need to repay good with good. He dreams of changing this wonderful city and make it a people’s place. This includes creation of favorable working environment for small businesses, providing job opportunities to the youth and infrastructure development. Mayor typically has a great role to play to changing the overall city look. Making Westfield a better place for all residents is his main agenda therefore calling for general public to consider and elect him.
Last is reuniting the city. There is lack of unity in this city. Development and change comes from unity. With this, he notes that having community programs to bring people together will promote sharing of ideas and togetherness that will drive the city forward. Community involvement is important.