And So It Begins…

I’m Tom James, and I’m running to be your next Sycamore Township Trustee.

We live in a fantastic community that is the crown jewel of Greater Cincinnati. Throughout Sycamore Township, we’re blessed with great neighborhoods, school districts which the rest of our nation envies, and vibrant shopping, restaurant, and commercial areas.  This has been a great place for my wife and I to raise our 4 kids, and it’s also a great place to work.  My office is in Kenwood, not far from home, and so is hers.

I’m running for Trustee because I want to help our neighborhoods continue to be safe, pleasant places where we can all enjoy the benefits of our community, and I want to ensure that our businesses continue to thrive and grow. Doing that that requires maintaining clear lines and buffers between our commercial and residential areas, and having open, in-the-sunshine discussions and dealings whenever there’s any reason to consider development proposals which might encroach upon our neighborhoods or which might interfere with our residents’ quiet enjoyment of their homes within them.

By election time my opponent will have been in office for almost nine years – more than 2 full terms of office.  It’s time for a change, because he’s demonstrated several times lately that we can no longer trust his judgment.  As a willing participant in backroom development deals, and as a cheerleader for building and having taxpayers subsidize mammoth multi-story commercial building projects and apartment complexes next to some of our once-quiet neighborhoods, he’s shown he can’t keep the promises which he personally made to our residents.  (More information about that to follow in the near future.)

Seeing the incumbent trustee’s breaches of our trust, and seeing the stay-out-of-our-way attitude that he and some other key members of our Township government demonstrate, is what inspired me to run for Trustee to replace him.  I want to change that culture.  Your Township government works for the voters – not the other way around.

Please vote for me this November 5.  When you make me your next Sycamore Township Trustee, we can restore trustworthiness in our local government and ensure that our neighborhoods have a strong voice to advocate for their interests. I’d really appreciate your vote. Thanks.