It was a lot of fun tonight at Pete's Restaurant as about 100 friends and supporters rallied in support of my candidacy for reelection as mayor.
It was an honor to be introduced by the likes of dear friend Ted Ford, and my friend and Library Board member Matt Doheny and Councilwoman Roxanne Burns.
Of course I had to begin the speech by sharing a certified copy of my birth certificate, as voters in 2011 expect nothing less from their candidates for President or Mayor.
I also laid out my version of a "progressive" agenda which included tax cuts, debt reduction and still finding ways to enhance quality of life by aiding the Urban Mission and building a community room at the Zoo.
It was great to see such a diverse group from Members of Assembly to liquor store owners.