Alder Amanda Hall - Not Running for Re-Election in 2019
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 11:26am
Open Seat in District 3 in Spring 2019
Wouldn’t the world be a slightly nicer and more functional place if a politician could recognize a natural ending point to their service and move on, without a lot of ego-driven fussing and campaigning and headline-hogging?
So, I’m going to do that.
My husband and I are looking to purchase a home, and it’s hard to find a home in our price range in this geographical area. I’m ready for what’s next in my career, including a position which could include long hours not conducive to council service. And, a good handful of our neighbors whom I respect have stepped up and are ready to serve. So, while it has been my distinct privilege, my service to this district is at a natural end.
While we can agree the reasoning is logical, I’m sure it’s also a bit a of a surprise. In today’s climate, leaders don’t simply step aside and move on when it’s time. I mean, we all remember Brett Favre. And our mayor is Paul Soglin. So this is unusual.
But I’m going to set a different example. My ego belongs in the weightroom, not in a discussion of a seat which belongs to the people of the east side. I encourage you to expect that more frequently from our leaders.
While it has been an honor and an experience to serve this city I love, I won’t be running for District 3 Alder in the spring elections.
- Ald. Amanda Hall, District 20(608) firstname.lastname@example.org