Sample Acceptance Speech: Nomination for Mayor's Office

Dear townspeople, I am extremely honored to have been selected the mayor of Catsville and to accept the responsibilities that your trust has entitled me to. I am boundlessly grateful to the votes of 66% of the townsfolk who thus empowered me to make the daily life of Catsville better, and I can hardly keep in my impatience to start it. I guess I’ll have to wait at least until the end of the inauguration ceremony to start. Our town requires a lot of improvements. As mentioned in the election campaign, I will direct the attention of the town authorities to the problem of our roads, especially the roads to the new southeastern districts of the city (New Hampshire, Pemberley). I used to be at the head of the building corporation “MBuild” that specialized in multistorey housing, and I know at first-hand of the poor state of the highways and roads in the location. As a mayor I will do my best to deal with this problem. According to the four-step plan, in three years the south-easterners will have newly-repaired and asphalted roads at their disposal. My second concern will be ensuring the simplification of the credit issue to the young families for house-building. Finally, I also plan to minimize and eradicate red tape in the activities of private entrepreneurs and small companies. Thank you again for your trust in me and my team. Before the symbolical act of handing over the keys from Catsville to me I thought much about the long way we have overcome to be here today. For four years I represented the interests of the Pemberley community at the Catsville town council, until I understood that the difficulties were to be overcome from the top, and only the mayor could attempt to change the situation radically. I am grateful to my supporters for their belief in me that empowered me to be here today and accept the keys from Catsville some ten minutes ago. Let me assure you that in my activities I will be guarded by no other principles than those of the Bible and the Constitution. As far as I can remember in Ancient China the candidates to the post in the town administration were to pass an examination in aesthetics and display their love and understanding of art. Only then could they become high-officials. Well, times have changed, but the humanity has hardly been altered – neither have the universal principles of humanism and morality. In my work as a mayor I pledge to adhere to the Bible and the Constitution, to implement and develop the ideal of freedom to ensure adequate life for townspeople irrespective of their economic, political or social status. I am proud of your trust, Catsville, and I will justify it to the best of my competence and knowledge. Thank you.

Marco Douglas