Nampa is about to take center stage with its fall city election, thanks to a former Michigan businessman who is now a Nampa woman.
Now that we have have your attention, here is the press release we received this morning:
My name is Melissa Sue Robinson and I am a Male to Female post-op transgendered person who is hereby announcing my intentions to run for Mayor of Nampa, in the November general election.
I am running because I am progressive and I feel that Nampa is a City that needs progressive people in City government. I am the founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Transgendered Persons (NAATP), a transgendered civil rights organization which was founded in Lansing, MI. in 2000.
The organization was put on hold when due to Michigan’s poor economic climate, my change of careers, and my relocation to Seattle in Jan. 07, I was forced to disband it. My intentions are to start an organization (Idaho Equality), which will also focus on LGBT rights. If elected Nampa Mayor or not I intend to push for a LGBT rights ordinance in both Nampa and Boise in the near future. I am a 58 years old telecommunications worker, and a former owner of Design Masters Construction Co, Inc. (a 25 employee small business) in which I was President for 10 years.
It will be interesting to see if the city council follows the lead of the legislature and comes up with some tricky lingo for the qualifications to run for mayor. Melissa Sue certainly stands to change the face of Idaho politics–in more ways than one–with her agenda AND the candidate forums will make for some good television.
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