After graduating from Frostburg State University in December 1991?, I got a job selling copiers out of Landover, Maryland for Lanier, while living at my parents house in Bethesda.
Our office was relatively across the street from the stadium where the Washington Bullets and the Caps played before they moved to downtown DC.
My now wife Robin was finishing her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology back at Frostburg where we lived in Judeo Christian "sin" for a few years while at school.
To sell copiers at the time, Lanier required salespeople to have vehicles to carry copiers to show to clients. I got a brand new Jeep Cherokee two door, possibly the dumbest thing a recent college graduate can do, instead of a dependable used car that would have cost half as much.
So mornings consisted of a 45 minute drive to work, sales meeting and demonstration copier pick up, and an hour to an hour and a half drive back by my house on the way to my territory on the other side.
Late afternoon meant driving back to work to drop off the copier, and what sometimes was another hour ride home.
I am running for Mayor to bring 50,000 jobs to Greensboro and Guilford County over the next 10 years. I want my kids to be able to live and work around Greensboro after they graduate college. The status quo is currently an impediment to the chances of my being able to watch my grandkids grow up close by. We cannot bring in good paying jobs with an uneven playing field for businesses looking to relocate or expand. I believe we don't have a level playing field, which means some of our city's leaders have acted in the name of our community, while favoring a select few in an ethically inappropriate manner.