You have the biggest impact on controlling, on affecting local lives as mayor.

It's so much more important than being a state legislator.

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Your first obligation, I suppose, is to your God.

Your second is to your family. And your third is to your community. And you ought to try to fulfill all of those in your life.

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I want to be mayor, but I don’t need to be mayor. I’m not a career politician.

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My belief is the majority of people in politics are just interested in pursuing this career in politics, and doing what's necessary to get themselves re-elected. And if that happens to coincide with the public good, great. But if it doesn't, the public good loses out.

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I'm not going to rule out running for a second term.

But, I think you have to be psychologically prepared to walk away from the job after four years. It's the only way that you cannot be influenced by those special interests.

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I don't think that politics attracts the best and the brightest of America.

It doesn't attract the most sincere people.

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I'm convinced that unless you have some public financing of elections, you are never going to remove the power of wealthy interests over elected officials.

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At least I make decisions based on what I think is right, not who my friends might be.

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About Dick Murphy

Quotes 8 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16
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