William A Ward said, “Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” This statement is a description of what it takes to lead. It takes discipline and a plan of action against the status quo. This is what I see in Jeremy Cordova who is running for State Assembly here in the 35th district.
I first met Jeremy where I work as he is my employer, therefore, I have firsthand experience of his work ethic and his family values. What struck me is that he is continually educating himself by reading books and seeking sources of information outside of the mainstream media. He has been and remains to be a humble student, which is the first level of leadership.
The second level of leadership is performing. Jeremy is not one to lay back. His livelihood and his ability to provide for his wife and two children depend on his activity level. He sits across the table from his clients and works diligently to help them meet their needs. Working with people does not come without the occasional problem, in my time working with Jeremy he treats every client as he would wish to be treated and I know that is how he will act as a legislator for everyone in this district. Jeremy is also involved with many other organizations in Merrill, from being the current president of the Merrill Chamber to Rotary and other boards and sportsman’s organizations. While others play, he has, and remains to be, active in the community.
Lastly, nothing happens without a dream. We have some serious issues in our country today, at all levels. The “American Dream” is slipping away quickly due to a lack of knowledge regarding the meaning of our founding documents and a lack of leadership from our elected representatives. Jeremy's dream of this country is that of our founding fathers. The full size replica of the Declaration of Independence which hangs on his office wall is a constant reminder of his understanding of this precious gift. He's never run for public office before, but has decided to now because he can no longer sit on the sidelines as our rights are ripped away from us almost daily, wishing someone else will change it. He understands what's at stake and I know him to be a man of character and integrity who will hold to his word. He has family, friends, acquaintances and clients in most every area of the 35th District, therefore, he is highly invested in the community he would be proud to serve.
Please go out and vote in the primary election on Sept. 14. My vote, and I hope your vote, will be for Jeremy Cordova.