I support Michelle Hatmaker, candidate for Precinct 4 County Commissioner. She is a leader with vision, strength and resilience.
I have observed the strength of a woman flourish over the years. Since the passing of her husband in 2000, she has stepped in to successfully operate multiple businesses, as well as continue to raise a family. I have seen her forge through the most trying time of her life — the passing of a son at the age of 21.
I watched her rebuild after Hurricane Ike. Her proactiveness of operating a shelter during Hurricane Harvey and opening the doors of her home to flood victims. She has a strength of not allowing life circumstances to suppress her desire to succeed. She does this with honesty, integrity and selflessness.
It amazes me to continue to observe her personal and public growth. Over the years she has become a student of understanding Galveston County. Her love for our county has cultivated a vision and understanding of how to grow/protect it in a positive way.
Yes, I may be partial to whom I support, but I also have an understanding of the strength, intelligence, integrity and resilience of this candidate, my mother.