I am Stephanie Sharp and I am running for the office of Lenoir City Council this November 7. I know most of you do not know whom I am or what it is that I intend on accomplishing for our city. That is why I wanted to write this letter of introduction to each of you. I know that some of you are not registered voters-and while I do sincerely hope you will register and vote in our upcoming election-this letter is for all Lenoir City residents. Please take time to read this letter. You will be better informed of whom I am and what possibilities our city has in the very near future.
I am a thirty-two year old wife and mother of three beautiful children. My husband is Derek. He is the former General Manager of Zaxby’s here in Lenoir City. He is currently employed at our Cracker Barrel. My children are Michael; age eight and Anastasia who is five both of which attend Lenoir City Elementary School. My youngest is Jax and he is two years old. I have been a stay at home mother for seven years. I know, as too many of you do, how it feels to be the voice that falls on deaf ears. Often times we feel as though we could scream aloud to the very top of our lungs and no one would hear or much less care what we are enduring. As a member of City Council, I will introduce to you each month a community meeting, which I affectingly call “LEO”, an acronym for Lenoir Enrichment Organization. This idea is unique in its nature. “LEO” will be an informal meeting held in a yet undetermined location such as a school auditorium. I will invite ALL of you to attend. My hopes are to become involved personally in most every aspect of our city. I will be involved in our current affairs, we shall speak of the past and discuss the present and plan together for the future. Lenoir City continues to grow. Let us work together to ensure it grows in the favor of our people. I define a successful city as one with whom all citizens come together and United we let our leaders know our growing needs and desires. The voice of our people must be heard! Your vote does count. This November 7 let your voice fall on deaf ears no more! Vote for change.
We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful city in Tennessee. We have our individual heritage to share with each other and our hopes and dreams for our future generations. We must come together. So much, we have to share. Time is a thief. With the passing of each person so passes the knowledge, wisdom and ideas, which if nurtured and embraced has the promise of enriching our lives and the lives of our children for generations to come. It is from our past mistakes and triumphs that we shape our future. Think about that! Do we want to be a part of our city’s growth? It is our right and responsibility as citizens to take part and have our voices heard. LENOIR CITY! A CHANGE WILL DO US GOOD!
I appreciate your vote of confidence this November.
“WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY!”