Hello my fellow Northerners! It's been a while since we've last spoke.
I just wanted to make a brief statement reflecting on my tenure in the Northern Assembly.
When I was first elected to the Northern Assembly last October, I initially did not believe I would serve longer than that term, nor did I believe I would take the job seriously. After working with some wonderful colleagues including Mike Wells (who went on to become our Governor, and has done an incredible job in that office) as well as Maxwell, Drewmike, and JGibson, and Senator Scott, who has been my greatest political adviser and friend since I re-entered public service, I took my job seriously and focused on serving the Northern people to the best of my ability. I believe I have done that. With the help of Governor Wells, we passed massive economic revitalization measures to help get the North restarted after an economic downturn and activity crisis. We have also passed a few Constitutional amendments that will appear on this month's ballot that address voter integrity (lengthening the amount of time one must be registered in the North in order to vote) as well as any ties that may occur in the Assembly, which the Governor would be allowed to break. We have passed measures to improve protections for our environment, as well as for citizens of the North who may be discriminated against in the workplace, or in general. We have banned weapons from college campuses. We have done immeasurable amounts of good for this region--and I believe the next assembly, which will be composed of five assemblymen (this is truly another incredible feat) will only continue that trend.
It has been the honor of my career to serve as an Assemblyman for the North, and I hope I will be extended the opportunity to serve as your Senator.
I would like to extend my well wishes to Senator Clyde, who has done a wonderful job in spite of some personal struggles. I apologize to him if I came off as harsh during the recall petition process. I did not mean to insult him or belittle his struggles. I wish him the best moving forward.
Thank you all, once again.
On another note, here is a sample ballot for the elections this weekend. Feel free to look over it and let me know if you notice any errors!
FOR CLASS I SENATE
ONE (1) Senator to be elected.
[ ] R2D2/20RP12
[ ] Write-In: __________
ONE (1) Governor to be elected.
[ ] Mike Wells
[ ] Kingpoleon
FIVE (5) Assemblymen to be elected
[ ] Spark498
[ ] JGibson
[ ] DrewMike87
[ ] Lok1999
[ ] CXSmith
[ ] Wolverine22
REGIONAL NAME CHANGE
In accordance with the Regional Name Act of 2017, the citizens of the Northern Region proposed a variety of names to replace "North" as the name of the region. These proposals were debated by the Assembly, and the following three (3) names were chosen. Please preferentially vote for the name suggestions as you would for a group of candidates for office.
[ ] FRANKLIN
[ ] LINCOLN
[ ] ATLANTIC UNION
Please read the following proposed amendments to the Northern Constitution thoroughly!
"EXECUTIVE TIEBREAKING" AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE ONE OF THE NORTHERN CONSTITUTION
TO THE NORTHERN REGIONAL CONSTITUTION
I. Article I of the Northern Constitution shall be amended to include the following:
9. In the event of a tie in a legislative vote, the Governor shall have the power to break the tie.
[ ] AYE
[ ] NAY
"VOTER INTEGRITY" AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE ONE OF THE NORTHERN CONSTITUTION
Voter Integrity Act
I. One must be a citizen in the North for ten days before becoming eligible to vote in the elections of that region.
[ ] AYE
[ ] NAY