I've yet to overdraw my checking account (I'm saving that for college), and I actually do work out a personal budget (granted, that's something I'm made to do, but hey. It still counts. ). This ridiculous amount of person greed and over the top focus on personal finance would make me an excellent treasurer. As for the non-financial element of the position, while it's true I've never held an office, I'm a creative person, with many different ideas (even if a lot of them are ridiculous. I'm easy to talk to and I love working around and with people, so the suggestions of others would be more than welcomed. It would probably make my life a heck of a lot easier. I look forward to coming up with creative fundraising methods. I may not have a coin collection that could rival that of the US Federal Mint, nor do I have any skills at basketball. At all. Whatsoever. I do not have one thing that many of the greatest political candidates of our time all have in common: empty promises.
I do not make promises that if elected, Led Zeppelin will play in the cafeteria . I do not make promises that if you vote for me, a poor African boy will be given food. I also do not make promises to embezzle only a small portion of our school funds for dubious personal use. Ultimately, one could say, this would not be something I could do alone. Whether I'm elected or not, it isn't just the responsibility of the student government to make a fantastic school day.
It comes down to all of you, even the people sitting in this room, bored out of your minds, to make this a possibility. While I'm sure that I could deal with the funds for a field trip, I certainly don't want to pay $100 for two tickets. That's insane. And four people can't keep costs down while still maintaining all of the fun that is our learning time. While I'm looking to get involved in running our class's finances and helping to organize class related events, I certainly don't want to make all about me (only a little bit).
If elected, I would ask for and regularly enlist the help of all of you. While I could attempt to commandeer this position in a bloody coop, I have chosen to take the legal route into student office. In order to win, succeed, and actually do a good job, I'll need all of your help. I'm asking you to vote for me, and when/if I'm elected, I'm asking for you to help me and give me your input. This is, after all, about you, and not me. I'm running to work for you to make your 7th grade year as good as it can possibly