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McGirr Runs on the Platform of Community Service

Brad McGirr says the city doesn't have major issues, but wants to serve the community because that's who he is. The planning commissioner gets emotional several times.

There were times when Brad McGirr's emotions nearly got the best of him. With more than 80 supporters looking on—friends, family, some people he had not met but respected for their openness to new ideas—McGirr formally launched his campaign for City Council of Rancho Santa Margarita.

McGirr's message before well-wishers at Rancho Santa Margarita Honda was one of service to the community. He got teary-eyed no fewer than three times as he spoke, but prefaced his comments at the outset that he might get misty-eyed "because I care."

He is running, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"council-race-brad-mcgirr-s-candidate-statement"} --> for the two-year seat that was created when Gary Thompson resigned early in 2011. Also vying for the seat are and

April Josephson September 19, 2012 at 06:00 PM
The campaign for the two-year seat is a gentleman's race—akin to the campaigns RSM has always had prior to 2010—and one of the reasons our community is so great. I'm glad to see this, and look forward to more of it. Brad had a great cross-section of the community come out to support him. It was a great event in support of a great candidate.
R. Freedman September 19, 2012 at 06:10 PM
This video was wonderful. Mr. McGirr certainly has my support!
Glenn Acosta September 20, 2012 at 03:46 AM
I personally like Brad and Larry, so I see it as running with them and not against them. I'd rather that we focus on how we would make our community better. After all, that's what it's about.
Mike Proctor September 20, 2012 at 06:59 AM
well said April.
April Josephson September 23, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Nicely put, Glenn. It is all about the community :-)

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