The whirlwind of the elections is fully upon us, and today is the “big day…”
There will be winners and there will be losers, but one thing we can count on in our country, county, and state, is that there will be a “peaceful transfer of power.” This is no guarantee in many places around the world. We are fortunate…
My family has been in what would become the “United States” since the mid 1700s on my mother’s side, and since the late 1800s on my father’s side; but, my husband, Ed, was born in Buenos Aries, and his family emigrated from Argentina to the United States in 1960, when Ed was four years old.
When Ed’s father, “Papi,” was still alive, I used to spend hours speaking to him about the political and economic situation that led to him and Mrs Lippisch bringing Ed and Ed’s sister, Lupi, to the United States. No easy feat….
Over many cups of coffee, Papi told me about the dictatorships and the frightening economic up and downs and military coups under the Perons and others during that part of Argentina’s history……(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Perón)
Sadly, Papi is gone, but his spirit lives as I remember his stories well and they have made me more appreciative my own country in spite of its faults and imperfections….
Today, I wish to thank Mrs Vicki Davis, our Supervisor of Elections for Martin County for all of her hard work and for helping ensure that peaceful transfer of power. She is lovely and hard-working and she is local, having graduated from Martin County High School.
Every time I see her, she thanks me for my work for the St Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon. And every time I see her she introduces me to another “young person” working in her office. Her outreach program is phenomenal. Recently, this summer, in 2014, Vicki attended the River Warriors’ “River Rally” at Phipps’ Park and registered voters in the 100 degree heat and sweltering humidity.
She loves the rivers and she loves her country; and she is a true professional. If you see her today, please say: “thank you.” And whether you are happy with the outcome of today’s election or not, please continue to do all you can to support the St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon and the peaceful transfer of power in the United States of America.
Martin Votes website and preliminary/election results: (http://www.martinvotes.com/content.aspx?id=72&s=65)
Martin County Supervisor of Elections, Mrs Vicki Davis: (http://www.myfloridaelections.org/fsasedir.php?detail=Y&County=Martin)