Campaign Statement

#BarstowStrong . . . The SilentMajority . . .

We gather as a TEAM not only with a purpose of electing Dr. Paul Anthony Courtney, MAYOR City of Barstow/2020, but also to re-engage citizens in the process upon which our American representative democracy depends.

We view OUR campaign through the lens of a specific and targeted outcome, as well as an opportunity to invigorate the political process in OUR city for generations to come . . .

NO more not voting because you or someone else gaveUp!.

We are committed to both utilizing time-tested best practices and harnessing the energy, creativity, skills and insight brought to bear by each individual contributor.

We seek to re-imagine the political process not as a separate and distinct domain of a self-selected group of people to whom pay brief attention every few years, believing they are entitled to the office, but rather as an ongoing and dynamic conversation by which we individually and collectively answer the most pressing and fundamental questions about how to improve OUR city through new ideas and processes.

We are committed to truth, lifetime learning, and personal growth. We believe that manipulating information to achieve a desired outcome is a small and temporary victory, and instead view measurable outcomes as “in progress” rather than a fixed and predetermined measure.

Through this lens, we therefore view “mistakes” as opportunities for deeper knowledge and awareness AND proactively reject pigeonholing and the “nay-sayers” within the campaign, OUR city and from outsiders . . . those who seek to undermine us. 

We believe deeply in what we are doing, and the possibilities inherent in this unique cultural and political moment  .  .  .  2020 and beyond!


  1. Mary Ann Serafin on July 21, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Paul I’m all in your corner…we need to clean and build our community…bring jobs and job training to our young adults…

    • Paul Courtney on August 5, 2020 at 7:09 am

      Thank You . . . Together (we) will make it happen :)!

  2. Nikki McQueen on November 5, 2021 at 3:25 am

    I’m a new resident in Barstow and I’m not impressed. What are some ideas that are being put into place to make something great about this town. I would like to be part of new developments and changes. How can I help?
    Ms. Nikki Mcqueen

    • circletown on November 10, 2021 at 12:28 am

      Welcome to the community! We post volunteer opportunities regularly, also follow the city facebook page for lots of great ideas.

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