Since Kilili won our poll, here's his prize--a post of his public letter stating his reasons for running as a delegate up there:
Greetings friends and family,
I am certain that you have either read in the papers or heard from our friends and family that I am seeking election to the office of Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.
I will formally launch my campaign for the position when I file my nominating petition. I will then also make public my position papers - my platform - and my reasons for running for the office.
For now, let me just say that I choose this effort because I feel that there is a great and urgent need to get our Commonwealth back onto the path that we as a people chose over 30 years ago when we approved the Covenant in a plebiscite by over 78 percent.
The Covenant sets forth our vision, hopes and aspirations as a people, and as a Commonwealth. It contains the promises made by the Federal government for our people - and by our people for ourselves: the promise of economic self sufficiency, the promise of self government and the promise of a Commonwealth people living with prospects.
I do not see these promises being fulfilled here and now. Do you?
We have missed important opportunities to promote and advance the promises envisioned in the Covenant. We and the federal government are at a crossroad.
We can correct these missteps or we can continue to flounder. I feel that this is the place and this is the time to redouble our efforts and to correct our course, to achieve what was promised to us in the Covenant. It won’t be easy and it requires close cooperation but I truly feel that the place is here, and the time is now, and for that reason I offer to dedicate myself to this effort.
Together, we can work to achieving our hopes, visions and aspirations for a Commonwealth that is second to none. I hope you will join me in our effort to attain the lofty goals of self-governance, of self sufficiency, and of a people living the American dream.
My name is Gregorio Camacho Sablan (Kilili) and I am running for the office of Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Very truly yours,