I was born in Queens, New York in 1953 within a one mile radius of two libraries,and a park which was chock full of chess tables and hand ball courts.
I would say that my political philosophy can be summed up by the line spoken by Cool Hand Luke,"Sometimes nothing is a pretty good hand." I have a gutter eye view of life in Middletown and"quality of life" issues would be my primary focus. I would presume to offer my own experience a la "Bums With Brooms" as a template for dealing with the ever growing problem of the irascible street life in Middletown.
"Give an (indigent) man a broom and what he does or doesn't do with it, will tell you all you need to know about what to do with him."
Thank you for your consideration.