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Here is the Introduction that my husband Tim wrote for my Kickoff Fundraiser:  

 

Good morning citizens of Harford County, my name is Tim and I have the distinct pleasure of introducing Amy Jahnigen to you this morning who is running to become your County Council Representative for District F.  I know we all have busy lives and schedules, so I just want to start by saying thank you for taking the time out of your day to be here this morning.  Having known Amy for almost 25 years, I can attest that you will not encounter a more passionate, determined, and hardworking person in this race.  She is one of the noblest and most pure of heart people I’ve ever met in my entire life.  She will make this County better because she’s in this race for the right reason, her motives are altruistic.  Amy is a local girl, born and raised in Bel Air.  Her parents Chris and Joe Altmann still own the same house she grew up in on Thomas Run Road, near Harford Community College.  She is a product of the local public school system, graduating from C. Milton Wright, where she stood out both in academics and in athletics.  Amy graduated 2nd overall in her class while also holding the title of Regional Champion in Varsity Cross Country.  She matriculated to UMBC where she holds a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Economics and Computer Information Systems and a minor in Finance.  Amy began working for a small company in White Marsh while still in college that would later become part of the large corporation FICO as it’s known today.  Her loyalty and unwavering devotion can be seen simply by her career alone.  She has been with her company for over 20 years and now serves as a Senior Engineer, performing data analytics and solutioning for major banks across the United States.  After college, Amy worked remotely as we moved several times during my service in the Navy but always had her sights set on coming back home to Harford County to start and raise a family.  We moved back at the end of 2006 and since then have been blessed with three amazing children, one of whom is here with us here today.  He carries Amy’s sense of service and selflessness already at the young age of 10.  Since moving back to Bel Air, Amy has been a tireless advocate for this County, its citizens and our local communities.  She has spoken at numerous community input meetings, county council meetings and other public forums to share her thoughts, ideas and concerns for the safety and well-being of our local community and its citizens.  She has organized rallies and met with several leaders at the local and state level.  She hopes to continue to be a voice in this county, but one that can effect meaningful change.  There is a popular proverb that says, “If you want something done, ask a busy person.”  I believe that quote epitomizes Amy.  I am in awe of how she seamlessly takes on more responsibility and more projects and executes everything to perfection while flawlessly balancing work and family life.  Many of her friends tell her that they are exhausted just watching her, but that’s just who she is.  And that is exactly why she will not fail.  She does not quit, she does not waiver.  If she starts something, you can rest assure that she will finish it.  Amy is an amazing wife, mother, daughter, business professional and friend.  I am honored to introduce to you, a woman that has proven herself in academia, competitive athletics, in her community, Corporate America, and life.  A true daughter of Harford who will continue to fight for you and for this County, it is my honor to give you Amy Jahnigen. 


Citizens for Amy Altmann Jahnigen, 
Treasurer Jerry Lee
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