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Title: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on July 19, 2018, 10:20:48 pm
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Southern Speaker The Saint takes the stage in Miami, Florida


Good evening, everyone!

What a legislative term weíve had!  I assumed office for my second full term eager to make change as a simple Delegate only to emerge as the proud Speaker of the Southern Chamber of Delegates.  This was not my intention, but I was more than happy to rise to the occasion to serve you, the Southern people.  During my term, two-thirds of all bills approved of by the Chamber and signed into law were introduced by me, and a few more are on the way.  Under my speakership, I pushed Delegates into contributing to and finally voting on a budget for our great region, and I created a noticeboard so all Atlasians can track the progress weíve made.  I sought to significantly boost the level of activity throughout the Chamber, and I have governed in a non-partisan manner as seen through my seeking of consensus of all sides, appointing of Delegates and Chamber positions based on how the voters originally decided, and assisting in the creation of the big-tent, post-partisan Liberty Party.  

My efforts during this last term were focused on education reform and public safety.  If I am so blessed as to have your support again, my legislative priorities will center on:

-Environmental Protection
-Economic Prosperity
-Anti-Corruption
-Increased Educational Standards
-Protection of Civil Rights
-Alternative Energy
-Privacy Protection

I am proud of the progress made in this last term, and I am so lucky as to have had your support.  To you, the voters of the South: If you want a Delegate who will remain active, leave behind partisan politics, and put our region and its great citizens first, then I am your candidate.  Vote for me, and I promise that I will not let you down.

Thank you all!  Letís win this for you!



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Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Not_A_Man on July 19, 2018, 10:31:07 pm
LET'S GIVE IT UP FOR RESERVED EVERYONE!
I ENDORSE RESERVED

(/s, Saint you have my endorsement obviously)


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on July 19, 2018, 10:34:15 pm
LET'S GIVE IT UP FOR RESERVED EVERYONE!
I ENDORSE RESERVED

(/s, Saint you have my endorsement obviously)

As a matter of fact, you will be the first endorsement entered there :P

Thank you!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Young Texan on July 19, 2018, 10:40:35 pm
Endorsed, I cannot wait to work with you after the election!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on July 19, 2018, 10:41:37 pm
Endorsed, I cannot wait to work with you after the election!

Same goes for you! Thanks!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: wxtransit on July 19, 2018, 11:57:22 pm
Fully endorsed for a high pref.


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Pericles on July 20, 2018, 12:11:25 am
Good luck-it'd be a real shame for the South if you somehow lost.


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on July 20, 2018, 08:08:02 am
Fully endorsed for a high pref.

Good luck-it'd be a real shame for the South if you somehow lost.

Thank you both :)


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Southern Speaker Punxsutawney Phil on July 20, 2018, 08:16:42 am
will be giving you one of my highest federalist preferences thanks to the hard work you've done to help the South.


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on July 20, 2018, 09:14:54 am
will be giving you one of my highest federalist preferences thanks to the hard work you've done to help the South.

Same goes for you and PUP :)


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Senator Haslam2020 on July 20, 2018, 02:47:15 pm
Endorsed


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Enemy of the State Spark498 on July 20, 2018, 06:06:59 pm
Proudly endorsed. Would vote for you over myself if I could, thanks for all your hard work and dedication to our region. :)


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on July 22, 2018, 07:38:22 pm
Endorsed

Proudly endorsed. Would vote for you over myself if I could, thanks for all your hard work and dedication to our region. :)

Thank you!!!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Southern Speaker Punxsutawney Phil on July 22, 2018, 09:07:59 pm
When do polls close? In Central time anyway.


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on July 22, 2018, 09:50:11 pm
When do polls close? In Central time anyway.

Central time, they should close at 12 a.m. (1 a.m. Eastern)


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: IDS Ex-Speaker Ben Kenobi on July 23, 2018, 01:05:16 am
Congrats to the Saint on your victory!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Southern Speaker Punxsutawney Phil on July 23, 2018, 01:09:20 am
Congrats to the Saint on your victory!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Enemy of the State Spark498 on July 23, 2018, 01:09:39 am
Mr. Southern Speaker, congrats on your re-election. Look forward to serving with you :)


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Southern Speaker Punxsutawney Phil on July 23, 2018, 01:10:24 am
Mr. Southern Speaker, congrats on your re-election. Look forward to serving with you :)
this as well


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Representative Thumb21 on July 23, 2018, 01:49:14 am
Congrats!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Senator Haslam2020 on July 23, 2018, 12:13:06 pm
Congrats!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on July 24, 2018, 10:02:23 am
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Southern Speaker The Saint celebrates his victory in Tallahassee, Florida


My fellow Southerners,

It is with great honor that I thank you for putting your trust in me yet again!  This was certainly a hard-fought campaign, and to come in first place through your votes is humbling.  This last legislative session had its moments of uncertainty, but I am happy to have provided some stability to steady the ship.  As Speaker, I pushed for a renewed sense of activity and productiveness by authoring bills and introducing bills on behalf of the Southern community, comprising eight out of the eleven passed this session so far.  I looked to legislate and, as Acting Southern Governor, govern in a nonpartisan way, resulting in appropriate compromises and Chamber appointments to represent the will of the voters.

I would like to formally congratulate the Delegates-elect and Governor-elect Tmthforu94 on their victories, as well as other candidates for doing your best and giving Southern voters a wide array of options.  I am pleased to see Federalist candidates once again dominate at the ballot box, but I am even more proud to see Liberty Party candidates win a plurality of Chamber seats and the governorship.  We are a young regional force, but I hope that you, the Southern people, consider this party as a means of preventing corruption, protecting constitutional freedoms and civil rights, and putting the South first.

Before going any further, there is something important that I must state.  Shortly before appearing before you, I contacted the Delegates-elect to not only congratulate them personally but also to announce that I will not be running for a full term to the speakership.  When I decided to run for the position following the resignation of former Speaker Classic Conservative, I sought to provide stability and boost productivity in the Chamber of Delegates.  I would like to say that I accomplished that task.  However, it is time to turn the position over to someone who will take our region's legislature to a new level by pushing for an even greater level of participation and author more extensive bills.  There are a number of qualified potential candidates for the position; of the other six candidates elected, two are former Speakers from the South and one is a former Speaker from Lincoln.  I will miss being in this position, but upcoming events in my personal life may inhibit my abilities and rob the South of true progress.  Southerners, we will be in good hands.

Once again, I sincerely thank you for allowing me to serve again in the Chamber of Delegates.  As we close up our current session, I will be actively preparing for the next and will be keeping you, the Southern people, updated.  I am always open to questions and would encourage this through my office (https://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=281156.0).  I am truly excited to begin this new term with two more Delegates than our last session.  Let's get to work and continue pushing the South to the top!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: IDS Ex-Speaker Ben Kenobi on July 24, 2018, 07:11:59 pm
Well, I'm sorry to hear that you're stepping down. I want to thank you for your service. You did a fine job as Speaker of the South.


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Enemy of the State Spark498 on July 24, 2018, 07:56:05 pm
I think you did a remarkable job as Southern Speaker although I haven't been here that long. Thanks for the great welcome to the region. I wish you only the best.


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Senator Haslam2020 on July 25, 2018, 03:40:06 pm
Well, I'm sorry to hear that you're stepping down. I want to thank you for your service. You did a fine job as Speaker of the South.

You did great Saint, and the South will miss you as Speaker. Congratulations on your re-election, and Iím always here if you ever need advice. The Liberty Party will do great things for the South in this term, Iím sure of it!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on July 27, 2018, 11:42:10 am
Congrats to the Saint on your victory!
Congrats to the Saint on your victory!
Mr. Southern Speaker, congrats on your re-election. Look forward to serving with you :)
Congrats!
Congrats!

Well, I'm sorry to hear that you're stepping down. I want to thank you for your service. You did a fine job as Speaker of the South.
I think you did a remarkable job as Southern Speaker although I haven't been here that long. Thanks for the great welcome to the region. I wish you only the best.
You did great Saint, and the South will miss you as Speaker. Congratulations on your re-election, and Iím always here if you ever need advice. The Liberty Party will do great things for the South in this term, Iím sure of it!

Very sorry about how late this is :P but thank you all for your warm wishes and congratulatory messages :)


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on January 10, 2019, 10:24:53 pm
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The Saint takes the stage in Miami, Florida


My fellow Southerners,

It is great to be with you all again!  It has certainly been a long time since I was a public official, and the life of a private citizen has given me plenty of time to reflect on the past and contemplate the future.  Our nation is fundamentally different than when I first took office.  Polarization is at an all-time high, there is less communication, commitment, and compromise...things just aren't the same.  Observing the state of our nation from an outside view has shown me what must change in order to work efficiently, and I am no longer willing to sit by idly.

Today, I am formally announcing my candidacy to return to the Southern Chamber of Delegates!

I still remember the graciousness I felt after being elected to serve previously from January to September of 2018, as well as my appointment as one new to Atlasian politics in September of 2017.  Additionally, I took on the responsibilities of Deputy Speaker and later found myself as both Speaker and Acting Governor, two positions that, while unexpected, gave me a new level of appreciation for my colleagues and connection with you, the people.  I always held myself to a standard of being consistently active by contributing in debates and drafting a number of bills, twelve of which were signed into law.  My experience stands as a guide for my plans upon inauguration.

If elected, I will remain active and encourage activity in the Chamber of Delegates, consistently work with Governor Tmthforu4 and Delegates of all parties and ideologies to find the best solutions, and listen to and fight for all Southerners.  I would like to extend a special thanks to those of you who have backed me in the past and would be honored to have your support again.

One of my greatest regrets is leaving the Chamber of Delegates, yet my life on the outside has given me a lot to think about.  I now know that I am ready to once again govern efficiently and effectively.  I may legislate from the center and seek compromise, but I will not be afraid to stand up for what I believe is best for the South.  Thank you to all, and best of luck to my opponents. 

Now, let's win this for the South!



Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on January 10, 2019, 10:25:24 pm
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Endorsements

Lt. Gov. of Lincoln wxtransit
Secy. of State LumineVonReuenthal
Rep. LouisvilleThunder
Sen. Lechasseur
Fmr. M.P. AustralianSwingVoter


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: wxtransit on January 10, 2019, 10:42:48 pm
It has certainly been a long time since I was a public official [snip] Polarization is at an all-time high, there is less communication, commitment, and compromise

Conincidence? I think not :P

100% endorsed!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Lumine on January 10, 2019, 10:43:48 pm
It is very good to see you back, Saint, best of luck on the race and of course, endorsed!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on January 11, 2019, 01:00:23 am
It has certainly been a long time since I was a public official [snip] Polarization is at an all-time high, there is less communication, commitment, and compromise

Conincidence? I think not :P

100% endorsed!

Thank you! Haha :)

It is very good to see you back, Saint, best of luck on the race and of course, endorsed!

Good to be back! Thank you very much for the endorsement!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Representative LouisvilleThunder on January 11, 2019, 01:00:37 am
Endorsed!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on January 11, 2019, 03:13:18 am
Endorsed!

Thank you!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Lechasseur on January 11, 2019, 05:36:20 pm
Endorsed!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: AustralianSwingVoter on January 11, 2019, 07:19:59 pm
Endorsed.


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on January 11, 2019, 10:17:00 pm
Endorsed.
Endorsed!

Thank you both!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on January 16, 2019, 12:42:04 am
The election is upon us, and I would like to reiterate some policy highlights both mentioned in the current forum and outside of the forum. 

In relation to the environment, I would like to emphasize my support for renewable energy and environmental preservations, both of which I have been passionate about in past sessions.  In the Chamber of Delegates, I will be pushing for an end to Florida's algae problems, which politicians across the nation have not spent a sufficient amount of time addressing.  Environmental action is not something dependent on a Labor majority; rather, this is something supported by members of all parties and will require some of the brightest minds coming together to find the most effective solutions.  We cannot retreat to ideological corners and expect to solve these issues.

I have additionally been a supporter of education reform, specifically reducing the bureaucratic chaos that impedes the progress of students and limits their learning abilities.  My past proposals have ranged from boosting foreign language study to implementing more effective sex education curricula (as part of my position on abortion being "safe, legal, and rare"), and I look forward to introducing legislation to emphasize the need for greater STEM focus.  As I mentioned in the forum, observing members of my community engage in STEM programs has had an influence on my prospective actions as a Delegate.

Additional policy positions include being an advocate for controlled spending, sensible gun policies, freedom of speech, and religious freedom and being a protector of low taxes (especially to encourage the growth of businesses) and equal rights.

I look forward to my last few days on the campaign trail!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on January 19, 2019, 10:56:45 am
Make sure to get out and vote! All Atlasians should have their voices heard!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: AustralianSwingVoter on January 21, 2019, 12:49:34 am
Felicitations on your triumph!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: tack50 on January 21, 2019, 07:57:58 am
Congratulations on your well fought victory!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Jimmy7812 on January 21, 2019, 12:16:03 pm
Congratulations on your well fought victory!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on January 21, 2019, 04:13:23 pm
Thank you, everyone! I'll try to release a statement later on tonight.


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Lechasseur on January 21, 2019, 04:18:03 pm
Congratulations on your well fought victory!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: Young Texan on January 21, 2019, 05:07:40 pm
Well done my friend, looking forward to seeing you serve.


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on January 21, 2019, 09:05:22 pm
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Good evening, Southerners!

I'm so happy to be talking to you all tonight following our amazing victory!  

First of all, I would like to take a moment of silence in remembrance of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all those who fought for and died in the name of civil rights.

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Thank you.

I would like to thank all of you who not only came out and voted for me but also for an effective, efficient Southern government.  While the South has had problems with activity in recent months, I am certain that our legislature will be even more active and productive.  We have been blessed with four other tremendous Delegates, Delegate Alancia, Delegate CMB222, Speaker TimTurner, and Deputy Speaker Wulfric, and Governor Tmthforu4, who has never failed to show his commitment to the Southern people.  A special congratulations to them!  In addition, I would like to congratulate Delegate Tack50 and Xeuma on their efforts during this campaign, with a special thanks to Tack50 for his work in the Chamber of Delegates.

As I have continued to say throughout this campaign, I am committed to environmental protections and advancements; improvements in education, such as the STEM field; family- and business-friendly policies; and much more.  Additionally, I hope to be as receptive to my constituents as possible, listening to your concerns when they arise.  Our Chamber has been unique in being able to work despite its partisan composition, and I am confident that all Delegates will be able to find areas of agreement as we always have.

I left the Chamber of Delegates in September of 2018 because I felt that I was not doing enough for the Southern people.  I promised to return if I knew that I could give you more, and now, I know I can.  

I am so thankful for the support of the Southern people and residents of Lincoln and Fremont who supported my campaign!  Let's get to work!  God bless you all, and may God bless Atlasia!


Title: Re: The Saint - Campaign Headquarters
Post by: The Saint on January 21, 2019, 09:06:12 pm
Well done my friend, looking forward to seeing you serve.

Well done my friend, looking forward to seeing you serve.

Thank you both!