Failure is not trying ...
Charlotte's landscape continues to change. Our nation and world's landscape continues to change. One of my friends who works within the region's media arena replied to an email I sent:
"... It's just tough to be an "R" in Charlotte these days ..."
I congratulate all those who ran for these municipal offices and won in 2017. I salute all those who ran and were not elected. I applaud all - I respect your sacrifice to serve.
Thank you for all the kind words of encouragement via Facebook, private messages, texts and emails.
I am just honored for your friendship and support. I have been blessed over these last five years to meet incredible people that, given other circumstances, our paths would have never crossed. For that I am truly grateful.
And for those who I do not know, or to those who do not know me and cast stones, I wish you the best. Maybe one day you'll get to know who I am.
I am excited to focus on my wife, my career and life. You will not see my name on any 2018 ballot ... but that does not mean I have gone away.
I will always be a faithful servant, and I know there is a door that is yet to be revealed.
I will always be ready to "ACT" - to serve our community.
John Kenneth Powell, Jr.