Going Local:Dan Halloran vs. Kevin Kim
I know we usually discuss big issues on a national scale but if we indeed want to change the direction this country is going we got to start from the bottom up and the city council is a great place to start.
District 19 has got itself a heated one. One corner a fine hometown boy in the other a new kid on the block. Big Dan has got 5 generations rooted in the community he’s running for and Mr. Kim well he’s got the democratic machine behind him and we all know how great that’s working for us.( that last remark is dripping with sarcasm for those at home not use to my attempt at humor)
Fact remains Dan has a place in his heart for this area that just comes through once you meet him. His lineage is made up of all blue collar guys who just happened to build the majority of the housing that makes up the neighborhood. You know that word neighborhood it represents an endangered species today and big Dan wants to keep it intact while his opponent a commercial real estate lawyer who might not have the noble intentions that Mr. Halloran has makes me question his intentions especially due to the fact the first time he voted was this year.
Overdevelopment, crushing tax burdens and the runaway government a toxic combination to chop up and destroy a wonderful district of vibrant middle class and small business owners.
Mr. Kim has no stake in the game other than giving his party another chip in the power grid. At the other end of the spectrum stands Dan Hollaron former cop, laywer and small business owner whose been here his whole life with his grammar school sweetheart Cynthia with no intentions of going anywhere.
I stroll through district 19 it’s like a living time capsule. Harkening back to a time of stickball and stoopball where fellow residents look out for each other and their kids and block parties were magical. The locals are the salt of the earth and their loyality towards their fellow resident is immovable and everywhere I go big Dan is truly their Man.