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WARD 14: I ENDORSE NELSON CINTRON JR.
Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Tue, 07/21/2009 - 15:08.
I live in Ward 14 and I support NELSON CINTRON JR. He is the only candidate that promotes unity, has the experience, and does work to empower other people. He believes in the little people, he is not afraid to stand up for what he believes, and he holds some of the highest ethical campaign standards that I have seen in this election. He refuses to allow (EVEN ME) to be inconsiderate of others. He is not using negative tactics to promote himself. He cares about these people and this community. I've seen his dedication for too many years. I know his record. I've watched his work and one of the most invaluable qualities he has is the professionalism that enables him to be considerate of his competitors even when they are using negative tactics to promote themselves.
So, when everyone wants to know why I am standing my ground on this matter.... maybe they should know about the undeniable facts that empower me enough to support this candidate.
Maybe they should think about a person's spirit that offers selfless service to his fellow man and courageous leadership that respects diversity while promoting unity.
Months ago, I was truly aggravated over the new demographical changes in Ward 14, the funding issues, and the absolute contempt of Mr. Santiago for other people in general... It was unsettling to me. Initially, I yelled at Cintron about how Santiago has used the gay population to create more polarity in our community. Cintron was civilized about the statements I made...and he made me realize my own ignorance. He cared about EVERYONE respectfully and worked to promote healthy relations in our community. I was amazed at that and I soon recognized my own ignorances again.
Long story short... WARD 14 is about to enter into a renaissance of develpment, unification, and empowerment...I believe that NELSON CINTRON JR. has the combined knowledge, skills, and abilities to promote our neighborhood, unite our community, and to build bridges instead of destroying them because of his combined knowledge, skills, and abilities. His experience outweighs everyone elses directly in our community. His lifelong commitment to the people is undeniable. He knows how to collaborate with people from all walks of life.
So, for all of those who try to disrespect this candidate with your negative politics, remember that he's being considerate, kind, and has asked me to refrain from being negative to ANY of you.
I find it absolutely beyond contempt that Santiago refused to share in the grand opening of the Roberto Clemente Park with both Nelson Cintron Jr. and Rick Nagin who busted their behinds in the early phases of project planning and development... and were both present at that event. Santiago's most opportunistic and professional moment was clearly decided with emotional contempt for anyone he doesn't like...
Until a couple days ago, at the Puerto Rican Parade, I was considering another candidate highly... But, their "ATTITUDE" with me over my valid point of their own questionable statements made me realize that they were not qualified to sustain professional relations across the board in an unbiased manner.
So.... as of today's date, I give my vote, without hesitation to NELSON CINTRON JR.