This article, Allee Offers Business Experience, Acumen, Mary Beth Smetzer, reports on a Fairbanks, AK solo Rita Allee who’s running for City Council and touting her skills as a solo as the characteristics that qualify her for office. Says Allee:
“I feel practically my whole life’s experience, education, business experience and background in Fairbanks makes me real suited to serve in this capacity,” Allee said. “I think I can be a help and have considerable business acumen having run my own business since 1978 with tight budget constraints. You have to say ‘no’ more than you can say ‘yes,’ regrettably when it comes to financial issues.”
Business experience and the ability to operate within a budget may seem common place to most of us solos, but they’re rare qualities in government. Maybe more solos should run for office!