NEW YORK, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Born Abiodun Oladewa, Abiodun or "Abbey" Laurel-Smith, a New Yorker, an award winning painter, a poet and a defense industry operative declares his candidature as an Independent candidate for the office of the MAYOR, city of New York, 2013.
Backed by the Friends of Smithies New York, a state and city registered single candidate campaign committee, Smithie is prepped ready to bring a fresh outlook to the political climate of the city of New York. "The politics and the policies once and for all" he said.
"New York city hall and it's public policies," he claimed, "needed shaped and sharpened further for the benefit of our future needs. The way things are leaning now, it is rather pointless hedging our future on elected officials who are so used to doing same thing over and over again - just because it works and because it is the only tested means. No. Not anymore. Our diversity is our strength and time is right to engage this diversity."
Well, we the people as Friends of Smithies New York believe this to be true. We believe the nature of our survival in a digitally challenged environment demand we prepare the city to meet future standards - if not set it. We share Smithie's opinion that "New Yorkers and the businesses community will trust in city officials if its rules, regulations and the weight of government power is seen as balanced, forward looking and caring rather than distant, old fashioned and protecting partisan interests."
It is in this light that we agree and accept the facts: that the city of New York deserve a new outlook. That only an independent candidate can bring this new outlook about.
And since our candidate is bent on affecting this change by serving public interest through the ballot box, we the people, support him all the way. We hope the rest of New York give him the decisive victory he need at the polls - for our future benefit.
Campaign launch, press conference and house party dates will be updated soon.
Smithie for Mayor, city of New York, 2013.
Every four years, the people of New York get given a chance to select a Mayor from a pool of campaigners. And whoever get elected have a responsibility to move the city forward.
Now, the difference lies not so much in the election - since it is a ritual and a must, but in the overwhelming consequences of electing a non-party affiliated candidate who upon assumption of power will give proper attention to matters of local importance like security, transportation, tax, housing, education, health care and the city's legal system.
If elected Mayor, my preferred method will be practical and pragmatic. Meaning, I will adopt a transitional mode - one that is not dangerous to tradition, to change and to fashionable trends.
As an independent candidate, I will run the city like a heritage manager, not as a politician.
The duty of care is my campaign signature. With this, I plan to touch on issues of security. Improve public transport and housing services by investing in the environment we work in.
Regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation, I will work to improve on the quality of community we live in, raise our kids whilst preparing them, their parents and their guardians for the challenges of now and those of the future.
Guns and illegal drugs will have no place on our streets. And the care of our retirees, our weak and our poor will not be left out of this pool.
The legal system will be updated to accommodate new laws, especially those that dealt with intellectual property, research and development in the age of Internet and the world wide web.
Immigrants in our midst, an inevitable part of our life in the city - enormous income for business and the city if given a taxable life line.
My name is Abbey Laurel-Smith, I am an artist, a script writer, a heritage manager, and above all a New Yorker with no affiliation to any political party or swing group.
As much as I am excited at the possibility of serving the people of New York, I also realize that my opponents have deep pockets and are quite set in their political careers. A competition with them leaves me with no option than to conduct a very aggressive campaign.
This is why I need your help of a gift - a campaign donation or a seed money to launch out of the starting block.
Your donation to "Friends of Smithies New York" will help the committee set up an operating base, make stationaries, create campaign signs, advertise in local newspapers, print postcards, maintain an unrivaled online and media presence.
It will help create job opportunities and provide invaluable learning experience to students and future leaders of the community. It will also help in my quest to continue the good job Mr. Bloomberg and other Mayors have done for the city of New York.
I thank you in advance for your generous support and your commitment to this great city of ours.
Abiodun (Abbey) Laurel-Smith (Smithie for Mayor 2013)
SOURCE Friends of Smithies New York