Wayne Messam, the newly reelected Mayor of Miramar, has been hinting at a possible 2020 Presidential run, which would have him enter into a crowded primary race.
Last week, Messam launched an exploratory committee, which highlighted his record in office and his biography that got him 86% of Miramar votes.
In positioning himself as a potential candidate, Messam argued what sounds like campaign themes that he would be running on in the upcoming election season.
In launching the exploratory committee, Messam explained that “the lack of urgency to plan for the future and take action on the crisis we can see coming is the biggest threat facing our nation.”
Messam detailed that “the gun violence epidemic continues to take far too many lives, climate change damages more homes and devastates more communities each year, skyrocketing healthcare costs cut off many Americans from the possibility of their American Dream, and crippling student loan debt leaves people of all ages with little hope for the future.”
In addition, the Miramar Mayor expressed that “Washington is not working for the American people, and these big issues need fresh eyes and bold ideas from someone closer to the people, so our voice can be heard.”
He concluded by asserting that “together, we can fundamentally change our country for the better and tackle these challenges with actions that match the scale and urgency of this moment” because he assures that he does “not believe that the best ideas come from Washington.”
In calling for a united effort, Messam noted that “far too many of our friends and neighbors feel left behind and deserve someone in their corner who will fight for them.” And, the Mayor said that “this moment requires leadership that will set us on a path to put the American Dream within reach for every single person in this country.”