Saturday, 15 June 2024

Manuel: Support for EJ Crandell

I’ve known EJ all his life. He’s a very good and a very strong leader. His character is above reproach. As a young man he worked before most of us even thought about it. He never changed. If anything when he came home from the Army he worked even harder.

In my tribe, being in charge means being available, showing up – no matter if it’s day or night. And he does. The dedication of this guy is unbelievable. It’s easy to see why he rose to the level of tribal chair. He’s got an inner strength like nothing I’ve seen.

Another reason I support EJ is because he’s struggled in his life just like so many of us – not just the tribe – but all over this district. He gets what it’s like to be poor and to be challenged with life’s trials. He’s got a good connection with the people and he cares.

One of the most important things about EJ is his concern for our young people. He uses himself as an example to help them find a good path. He hasn’t had an easy life but he overcame his challenges and he helps the youngsters understand that they can do the same. He has a way of connecting with the kids, in the tribe but also in our schools.

EJ is our own small town boy does good story. Not only has he proven himself through his work experiences, but he’s educated himself, even got a degree, and has used his learnings to help our tribe come back from hard times.

I sincerely hope he gets a chance to be our supervisor. He’ll work hard and smart. And I know he’ll be there for everyone – no matter who you are or your station in life.

Audrey Manuel lives in Nice, Calif.

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