Debra Storr 1
It was lovely meeting Dundee members at the Spring Conference on Saturday and the hustings on Sunday thereafter and Aberdeen members on the following Friday.
But I'm very aware that we are asking members to make decisions on candidates based on very little information.
Now, I am standing because I believe I am the best person for the job - not just the job as MSP (through that is the aim) but the job of building a winning team across the north-east for the Council elections in 2017 and beyond.
My idea of hell is the disappointment when we had six MSPs from 2003-2007, only for it to drop to two. I want double figures number of MSPs in 2016 and for us to build from that. That will take a lot of work and that work starts now. I'm Dan Yeats' Campaign Manager in Aberdeen South, transferring a lot of skills and growing our capacity for campaigning in the city. That activity must carry on after May all the way through to Holyrood 2016. And then we start looking to 2017 Council elections.
Sounds exhausting doesn't it? Well, perhaps. But it can also be good fun and very energising. So - give up that gym membership and hit the streets! We'll all be in a better place then.
I've written two blog posts here specifically on this selection: here and here. Another contains links to information on other candidates that I've published here. But do browse around this blog, my Facebook Page and even my Twitter stream to get a feel of who I am and what interests me.
We do need a candidate to lead the local team here : we have rapidly grown so we need direction to translate all the skills, experiencess and energy of people into success. I'm in this to win. I want the Scottish Greens to win - and be unshiftable for the future.
Debra Storr 1
Pauline Hinchion 2 (we need a Dundee anchor too)