“I will work hard for all of Jackson County and consider the long term interests of the residents and the people that work and invest here.
As your District 3 representative, I promise to always Respect the Taxpayer.”
- Emily Burke
Two days of various meetings with the Iraqi people, government / elected officials, business community and U.S. Diplomats and we are forming a more complete picture of the complex political problem in this area. The deputy mayor of Tel Aviv was young and hip just like our impression of the city. Public transportation and affordable …Continue »
Yesterday we visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Areas are marked where Jesus was crucified, prepared for burial, and laid to rest– just the day before we were at the nativity site in Bethlehem and put our hand on the star that marks where he was born. We each took turns inside the altar …Continue »
Ramallah is one of the nicest most metropolitan cities in the West Bank. Today was our first day crossing the border and we heard about the oppression that the Palestinians feel from the Israeli government. Often there is no water here– it’s drained from the wells and resold by the Israelis, according to one leader …Continue »
Today we met with the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Israeli Embassy — two very different takes on a conflict of some historical weight. The Jordanian Ambassador had to cancel since the King was in town. A State Department Official told us that we are visiting three regions that are considered the most delicate from …Continue »
Great day traveling to D.C. –Only 20 minutes in town and a stranger mistook me for a member of the ”president’s new commission”– A sign that I looked like I knew where I was going… Tonight we met at a nearby restaurant to talk about the trip and learn more about where each of …Continue »