In an e-mail entitled "Our Journey Begins", Melina Kennedy, Democratic candidate for Mayor, looks ahead to the upcoming campaign.
A little more than a week ago, citizens of Indianapolis voted for candidates willing to build a new tomorrow. They voted to return courage and conviction to Capitol Hill in the form of Congressman Andre Carson. They voted to return experience and strength to the Marion County Sheriff's Department in Sheriff-elect John Layton. Residents also voted to bring a renewed sense of dignity and integrity to the Marion County Prosecutor's Office in Prosecutor-elect Terry Curry. Auditor Billie Breaux, Recorder Julie Voorhies and Clerk Beth White will continue their outstanding service as well.
In the coming weeks, we will begin a similar journey to bring change to City Hall. Much like those mentioned above, the choice we will offer voters is not one between two political parties, but between two different visions for the future of our city. While some seem satisfied with the status quo, I fundamentally believe that our city can reach higher.
Together, we can build a city of opportunity and prosperity. We can create new jobs by building a stronger local economy and embracing innovation. We can bring real, meaningful, and unapologetic reforms to our police department by putting politics aside and making the hard decisions. We can more aggressively attack the gangs, guns, and drugs that drive crime rates higher and destroy young lives. We can rededicate ourselves to providing a quality education to every child in our city by looking forward to the bipartisan, common sense solutions that tomorrow offers. In short, we can make our sons and daughters tomorrows better than our todays.
Every great journey begins with a single step, and on November 2nd we took the first step in long journey toward making Indianapolis a city of opportunity.
Though our road will assuredly be a long one, it is a journey worth making.
Let's continue on . . .
In contrast to Kennedy's relatively positive message, the Marion County Democratic Party has released a scathing web video, The Ballard Years, Vol.2. It's scathing.
In case you didn't see Vol. 1, here it is from September.
We're off and running in 2011!