(clearing up ‘confuse the Pat’s’ posts of a couple days ago) Rich Hartman, with 45% of the votes, and Patric Hayes, with just under 30%, move on, with David Linn narrowly edged out. Hartman and Hayes gave answers to the North Beach News question: “What’s the biggest challenge to getting elected?”
Hartman: “For me, the challenge is the same. Campaigning is new territory, and I need to find a balance to the daily routine of campaigning, work and family time. The journey has been humbling and exciting at the same time. I am ecstatic by the voter turnout and results, and look forward to making more people proud of my direction and vision for what the next 50 years of Ocean Shores looks like.”
Hayes: “I believe that I have a message that resonates among our local citizens. Transparency, Public Safety and Infrastructure. Something everyone wants. I have not had one person say they don’t support these ideas and I believe that the more our citizens hear the message, the more they will come out and support me.
My biggest challenge, as I see it, is that I need to deliver this message to the other approximately 4,000 registered voters that didn’t vote in our recent primary.
I’m sure that the majority of these citizens don’t have or even read social media. They are not involved in our local day-to-day politics. Why should they? They’ve entrusted their elected representative to do the job they were elected to do. They are busy with their own lives and there is nothing wrong with that.
I need to find more, creative ways to get the message to them. Our radio station does not accept advertising or interview candidates. Our local edition of the North Coast News shut down so the only newspaper available to us is the Daily World which primarily focuses on Hoquiam and Aberdeen.
As I’ve said in my meet and greets, and at the candidate forum, “I believe every problem has a solution!”. To that end, I have come up with several creative and fun ways to get my message out. I believe that once I reach these people with my ideas and solutions, they will vote for me, Patric Hayes, City Council Position 7 this coming November 2nd.