U.S. CONGRESS 2016
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6
“The Future Shall Be Ours.”
The English poet Robert Browning once wrote: “Man’s reach should exceed
his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?”
Putting up signs in the hot sun, I often wonder what is the use of running
for office, especially in District 6, a predominantly Republican area. But
I do not despair for very long in finding my answer: it’s because I
believe in democracy, and if people don’t run for office,–even though the
odds are against them–we’re going to lose our democracy.
Participation is the key. Does a person have to win to make participation
meaningful? I don’t think so. It’s getting out there and being a player
that’s important, whether one wins or loses.
And by the way, I’m not ashamed of being a Democrat. You’ll notice on my
campaign signs–unlike those of my opponent in the Primary, Brian
Sinuk–the Democratic donkey is displayed proudly. I’m not trying to hide
who I am. I accept myself as a Democrat who believes in and supports
wholeheartedly Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act)and is happy to be in
the company of my president, Barack Obama, on that issue.
I know OBAMACARE is crucially important to many Americans–around
17,000,000–because without it my daughter–who has a pre-existing knee
condition–would not have quality health insurance.
And when I’m your congressman, I will be the same way. Up front with you
and not trying to hide my identity or my viewpoints as if I had done
I am a lifelong Democrat. Whereas Mr. Sinuk only became a Democrat just
before this election cycle began.
If you would like to support my campaign financially, please go to my
website at www.williamsonforuscongress.com and click on “Make a Donation.”
Then via PayPal you may safely and securely make your contribution. Or if
you wish to send in a check, my campaign address is also listed.
THE FUTURE SHALL BE OURS if, as Browning advocates, we believe in dreams
which some–even ourselves–may not think are attainable. Yet it is just
such dreams that we must have if we are to achieve our full potential and
live up to what we can do. Some may think it is impossible for a Democrat
to win in District 6, but it is not. Yet I am not participating only
because I feel winning is the only way to be validated. I’m in this race
because I believe in the strength of American democracy and in my
principles as a Democrat which I declare openly for all to see.
Thank you for your time.
W. John Williamson