In working with the team, I had a chance to get to not only get to know Julian, but his team and most important, his supporters.
I am a firm believer that the company you keep says a lot about you and who you are.
I could go on and on about the people I know, and got to know who are supporters of Julian. I found myself hard pressed to find someone I did not respect or admire in some way who supported him or was a volunteer on his campaign. People of all ages were lining up at his headquarters to get involved in volunteer his time.
Our web based Town Hall Meetings were a first in San Antonio.
When it comes down to it, I have two reasons I support Julian.
1. He will get things done and serve our City's needs best.
2. On the national and global stage, he can best represent our city for economic development.
Julian represents the next generation of our great City. I have a personal theory that as the economic recovery takes place, we are going to see companies re-thinking their expansion and re-tooling plans. I really think San Antonio is on the verge of an economic and intellectual renaissance.
I really think that Julian is the right leader at the right time to lead and charge the way.
Note: For the record, I live in Alamo Heights, so I can't "vote" for Julian. But I can support him. And that is something that is so powerful about the social web. You can voice your opinion, be heard, and hopefully, have influence.
Debbie Weil Debbie Weil, aka the MonaLisaOfBlogging.com, is a corporate blogging and online communications consultant and the author of the forthcoming "The Corporate Blogging Book: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know to Get It Right" for Penguin Portfolio (2006).