I truly enjoyed the experience of running for Chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party. I met people all over the county who desire positive change. I talked to students from 18 years of age, to my peers and to my senior citizens --> all excited about the message of building a stronger and grander grass root Democratic Party.
Through this process, I learned some very important things as well. Our party boasts of inclusion and we do a good job of inviting everyone to the table no matter their make up, but we can do better. As an example, I feel strongly that we should select venues for our party functions that DO NOT restrict access to our young democrats FOR THEY are the ENERGY of our PARTY. I learned that our party MUST do a better job creating a medium that educates our voters about our candidates so that the voter will know who each candidate is and what each candidate stands for... and doing so will decrease the need to have ballots (the ballot is a huge debate - I will not open this one up today). I learned that it is ok to say gay!
During the April 6 convention, I kept a careful eye on the delegates being voted in as Executive Board Members. I would continue thinking of 1 task --> "Unify the party at all cost TODAY!!" I counted over and over again the people who I knew would vote for me. I had to make the decision to accept my nomination and by doing so I would ultimately fracture the party once the voting began OR make the decision to decline my nomination and secure THE UNIFIED FRONT that we need going into 2014. I MADE THE RIGHT DECISION!!!! THE SHELBY COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS NOW UNIFIED GOING INTO THE 2014 ELECTION CYCLE.
WITH THE DECISION TO DECLINE MY NOMINATION MY FRIENDS, WE ALL WIN!! THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT THAT YOU PROVIDED ME AND OUR CAMPAIGN!!
TERRY SPICER ORGANIZES PEOPLE AND CREATES HEADQUARTERS
PROVEN MANAGEMENT AND CONCEPT CREATION SKILLS