Colin Bennett: A Promise

As a candidate I don’t make many promises. Other candidates make promises all time, but how often do they actually deliver on those promises? To do so is, at best, disingenuous, and, at worst, outright deceitful. That’s because there is very little that any candidate can to do to guarantee results if elected.

Does anyone remember Obama’s promise to close Guantanamo? How did that work out? I could spend hours giving examples of elected officials that failed to deliver on promises they made as candidates but to do so would be unnecessary; we all know that promises made by candidates are almost always completely useless.

There is, however, one thing I can promise: as a candidate and as state senator, I’ll never tell you something just because I think it’s what you want to hear.  You may not agree with me on an issue but I’m not going to lie to you. I’d much rather earn your respect and your vote by telling the truth, even if I know that you won’t like it, than have you vote for me based on empty promises.

P.S. Furthermore, no matter what, I will never, ever, bow to corporations or corporate lobbyists. (Spend some time with me and you’ll get a taste of my absolute and utter hatred of corporations and their takeover of our country.)

My priorities are improving job growth through ramping up the state’s clean energy economy, improving education for all of our children and young people, and stabilizing taxes for low and middle income families. In the coming weeks I’ll post more specific information on each of these priorities as well on other issues relevant to this race. In the meantime, if you have questions or want to know my thoughts on an issue, feel free to email me at, or just comment on this post.

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