Why I am running for Mayor of Corning

Because I want to make a difference. I want to find a better way.

That may be what everyone says, but I really mean it. The world is in a terrible state, thanks to human industry. So many things need to change. Change can be frightening, but it can also be good.

When I first went to the Board of Elections in Bath to find out what I needed to do, they told me that I would have to get a number of signatures on a petition in order to be placed on the ballot. OK. Fair enough. But, I could only begin to collect signatures after the Democratic and Republican candidates had collected theirs.

"Well", I said, " that doesn't seem very fair".

"Well", they replied, "that is how it has always been done".

How things have always been done is not necessarily the best way. I am not a fan of change for change's sake, but I do think that we always need to look for a better way.

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