My Gratitude for support, starts with my wife.

I struggle daily on how to show my wife the appreciation for her love and support. As a man, I am inherently flawed and I could not have found a better person to support me through my endeavors. If I had to buy my wife flowers for every time I let her down we would be broke.

Devon and I both have high octane jobs in IT sales that require us both to work 60+ hour weeks. We are also new parents to our now 8 ½ month old baby girl who we are so blessed to have in our lives.   We sat down and discussed running for city council for over a year. Most of that time she was pregnant with Hunter.  We prayed on it together asking for guidance and preparedness for the journey knowing that it would compound the chaotic lives we lead. We decided together that we are both so fortunate and have a love for our city and community service that I would officially announce my candidacy just after the birth of our daughter.

Devon may not have known what she was in for when we started this campaign, including many nights that I would have to be away from our family, constantly fielding phone calls, and last-minute plans that had to be rearranged due to my commitment to the campaign. While she didn’t ask for any of this, she has done nothing but stay rock solid at a time when I’ve needed her the most.

My wife is a woman of strong integrity, poise, and humility. She is the voice of reason, calm in the storm and always remains happy even through times of great stress. She brings balance to our lives and does it with purpose and conviction. I could not be more fortunate to have a beautiful wife who cares so strongly for me, our family and our community.

This is only a small token of my love and gratitude to my wife.  I am forever humbled by her grace and strength.  Thank you for always being by my side, for putting up with me and supporting what we believe to be a much greater cause than ourselves.

Walt Kelley