Politician vs. Statesman

When I announced my candidacy for Keller City Council, some said, “I didn’t know you were a politician,” and admittedly, I am not. I am a husband, father, grandfather, and businessman who desires to be a citizen statesman and I believe there are significant differences between the two.

Both the politician and statesmen can be skilled, experienced, and motivated, but at the heart, each has very different motives. Elected officials hold positions of power and the way they use that power is what separates the politician from the statesman.

A politician uses power to promote his own good, while a statesman uses power to promote the common good. 

A politician is primarily concerned about advancing his own political career while a statesman is primarily concerned about advancing what is best for the people he serves.

A politician will sacrifice the best interest of the people if it will benefit his political future, while a statesman will sacrifice his political future if it would benefit the people.

James Freeman Clarke said it best, “The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman thinks about the future of the next generation.”

My children and grandchildren live here and preserving our great city for them is one of the primary reasons I seek public service. I bring years of experience and skill in managing business affairs and listening to people, but more importantly, I bring the heart of a statesman which says, “I’m not here for me. I’m here for you.” I hope that you will entrust me to be a citizen statesman on your City Council. I’m asking for your support and vote for me for Place 6 on May 6th.




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