Last night was our monthly Midtown Republican Club meeting at Cafe Eclectic.
Our guest, Commercial Appeal reporter Ryan Poe, was unable to come as his coverage of the City Council ran over. However, Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir stopped by and spoke with us.
Lenoir noted the date. It was a year ago that very day that he was sworn in for the second “and final because of term limits” job in that office. “I wanted to thank you for your help electing me.” He shared his favorite sermon – “the dash. I’m talking about the dash between the date of your birth and the date of your death. It’s what happens in between that matters. We all need to make the most of the dash.”
Lenoir, who may plan to run for another office in 2018, is a skilled and perceptive politician and individual. He’s done a wonderful job in his position, but he knows that the voter counts. And not just at election time. Whenever an election nears, plenty of candidates bombard us to urge us to vote for them. But it’s nice to hear from one who just wants to say thanks and get a feel for what citizens think.
One of our members, Wayne Roberts, took the time to discuss his race for City Council District 1. “It includes 90% of Raleigh, 10% Nutbush as well as parts of Fraysier to Shelby Farms and part of Highway 65. I’m running against incumbent Bill Morrison,” Roberts said. He indicated he would like to make many changes at the Council.
For more information, check out his website at www.robertsfordistrict1.com.