Saturday, January 13, 2018

Former-candidate Mr. Ryan Hartman:
“I am stronger now than ever before
and I’m not going anywhere. Let’s
get s■■■ done!!!


In the continuing effort on this blog demonstrating the priorities when running for a seat on the Lake Worth City Commission — e.g., a recent one about how crucial it is to create a credible “Opening Statement” prior to the Playhouse and neighborhood debates — below are more helpful tips like not using the word ‘s■■■’ if you lose your election bid, especially if one is planning on running again.

And on the topic of debating tactics below is another helpful video in this series, one taken at a Royal Poinciana Neighborhood Assoc. meeting that was held at Lake Worth High School in January 2016.

Now back to “Let’s get s■■■ done!!!” and another quote from Mr. Hartman: 

“By the end of the campaign, they [the press] refused to even call me for interviews (in fact, Kevin Thompson lied in two of his articles about trying to contact me). Two days before the election, the majority of my ‘team’ dropped me like a bad habit to focus on another challenger.”

However, prior to becoming a candidate for the District 1 seat in the City of Lake Worth back in 2016, Mr. Hartman received well-deserved news coverage from Palm Beach Post reporter Daphne Duret:

WEST PALM BEACH — A trio of environmental protesters were sentenced to probation, community service and fines Friday after a jury convicted them of resisting arrest and disrupting a school function during a 2014 protest against Briger Forest development in Palm Beach Gardens.
     The verdicts against Bailey Riley, Ashley Lyons and Ryan Hartman came almost a year to the day after the members of Everglades Earth First! staged a Nov. 7, 2014 protest of the Kolter Group’s project to build 360 homes on the the Briger property between Hood Road and Donald Ross Road.

and. . .

     The two women had chained themselves to a disabled van blocking both lanes of Hood Road, which construction workers used to go to the Briger project. Hartman owned the van and had helped disable it.

“And I got to talk about Anarchism to a jury!”
To read Mr. Hartman’s concession message in March 2016 and about “Politics 101: How NOT to write a concession” click on this link.

Now, about the instructional video below.

Mr. Hartman lost in a landslide to Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell who received 65% of the vote in 2016 to remain Vice Mayor for the City of Lake Worth and commissioner for District 1. Maxwell is once again seeking re-election this year. As you’ll see in the video, both Maxwell and Hartman use different styles and you can form you own opinion as to who had the better message for the community and the voters.

Yours Truly, Wes Blackman, took this video and hope it provides helpful tips for candidates seeking election this year. Those would be Mayor Pam Triolo and Drew Martin, the challenger for mayor and the other election race is Vice Mayor Maxwell and his challenger vying to represent District 1, Sarah Malega. The elections will be held on March 13th, 2018.

Note: Hartman begins speaking at the 45 second mark and Vice Mayor Maxwell at the 12:30 mark (fast forward and back to watch different portions of this video from Wes Blackman’s YouTube channel):

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