What does Burning Man have to do with our city council race?

Well, I’m not exactly sure, but according to a threatening email I received yesterday telling me to drop out the race or else they’ll circulate a untruthful smear website the unnamed emailers made incorporating photos they lifted from my Instagram account, at least someone out there see’s a connection.

It’s true, I’ve gone for the past six years, although I won’t be returning this year because I’m getting married in two months!

Unfortunately for the anonymous bullies who want me to drop out of this race, it’s not going to happen. I pledge to all of you that I will continue to focus on creating opportunities for future generations to live and build families in our city. As always, if anyone out there has questions for me or would like to talk to me, my number is (707)999-8394.

For anyone interested in the Burning Man topic, here’s a list of the “Ten Principles” of the temporary dessert city that only exists for one week each year:

TEN PRINCIPLES OF BURNING MAN

Immediacy

Overcoming the barriers between us and recognising our inner selves.

Participation

Everyone is invited to work, everyone is invited to play.

Leave No Trace

Our community respects the environment by leaving no trace.

Civic Responsibility

We assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants.

Communal Effort

Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration.

Radical Self-expression

Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual.

Gifting

Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional.

Radical Inclusion

Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

Decommodification

Our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising.

Radical Self-reliance

Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.

1 thought on “What does Burning Man have to do with our city council race?”

  1. Just wanted to say: You go, girl! I’m a senior citizen, white male living in Charleston, SC, and I just saw your impressive video responding to your cowardly accusers on YouTube. I can’t vote for you, but I totally support you. Wish you’d consider running for higher office. We need people like you.

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