Dear Friend,Samuels' announcement sets up a potentially competitive race between Samuels and Charlie Diradour. I'm glad I don''t live in the Second District, because I like both these guys and I'd find it really hard to make that choice.
It’s hard to believe it has been almost four years since you put your trust in me to represent you on Richmond’s City Council. I continue to be humbled and grateful every day for the opportunity to work for you and our neighbors in making Richmond a first-class city.
During my time in office, I have worked on projects big and small, and I am proud of the work we’ve been able to accomplish. But make no mistake – I know there is so much work left to do.
That’s why today I am announcing my intention to run for re-election to represent you on Richmond’s City Council.
I ran for City Council in 2008, in part, because I believed an ordinary Richmonder like myself could help make a difference in our community. I still believe that.
And while we still have challenges to face, but I know we can tackle these issues together. Over the past three years, I have focused on improving our quality of life and pushing our core services to the highest possible standard. I will continue to listen to your concerns and I will work as hard as I can to do what I feel is the right path forward for our neighborhoods.
We can accomplish anything when concerned citizens work together to serve the needs of our neighborhoods. I ask for your support in the endeavors ahead and the opportunity to work with you in the future.
Very truly yours,
Councilman Charles R. Samuels
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Charles Samuels announces run for re-election
Charles Samuels, councilman for Richmond's 2nd District, announced his intention to run for re-election today: