By Adam Blau
I am running for City Council for one simple reason – I want to give back to the community that has given so much to me and my family for over three generations. You’ve probably seen my wife, Hilary, and I at events throughout the city, and when people find out I am running they tend to ask me what I would like to change. I am not looking to change anything – I believe we have an amazing city. I just want to do my part to help it continue to grow and enhance our strengths.
Public service has always been an important part of my family. My father was the attorney for Newport School Board, my grandfather was the Campbell County Circuit Court Clerk and my brother is currently one of our two District Court Judges for Campbell County. But, I had never considered going into public service until working on my brother’s campaign. Over the course of two years of campaigning for his position, I spent countless hours on the phone, putting up signs, walking, and going to events. I had the pleasure of speaking with other candidates and elected officials, and the opportunity to get to know them as people, not politicians. I came to truly appreciate the efforts and passions of everyone that runs for elected office. Whether you supported them or not, they all truly believe they can make a difference and help to grow our beautiful community.
I am currently an active member of several committees for the City of Fort Thomas, enhancing the quality of life for our citizens. The first was the Sesquicentennial Celebration committee, working to create a week of events surrounding the 150th birthday of our beautiful city. I was then appointed to the Ft. Thomas Renaissance Board by Mayor Haas. The Renaissance Board is a volunteer committee that organizes events for our city such as the Farmer’s Market; Art Around Towne; and the Merchants and Music Festival. I am a member of the Fort Thomas Business Association and together with the Renaissance Board we kicked off a series of events benefiting our local businesses and citizens—The Community Pub Crawl. I also spearhead the committee responsible for identifying and honoring our veterans for the Veteran’s Day event at the Charters of Freedom.
Ft. Thomas City Council Member, West Point graduate, and veteran John Slawter stated that: "Having known Adam Blau for over 25 years and working closely with him on the first annual Veteran’s Day event in Ft. Thomas, Adam has my full support as it is clear he fosters growth in our community and has the strength of character to stand up for what is right."
At the end of the day, I want to do my part to help ensure our families, friends, and neighbors have the same amazing experiences, friendships, and opportunities that Fort Thomas has provided for me. I have the experience, dedication, and passion to represent you on City Council.
I humbly ask for your vote for City Council on November 6th to help me continue to build upon the strengths and uniqueness that makes our city one of the most desired in Campbell County, and in the state of Kentucky.
From Fort Thomas, for Fort Thomas.