Samar is the only independent candidate for Shweir Municipal Council of the
May 2, 2010 Election.
Her platform is below in both Arabic and English. Below that are
endorsements and Responses
April 28, 2010
Subject: RE: Make your vote count on May 2 -
Shweir.com Family Recommends
To our family and people of
Dhour Shweir and Ain Sindyani are among the most beautiful and strategically
located towns in Lebanon. Unfortunately, it bears the scars of war and needs
as many qualified and knowledgeable people to set it on a fast track and on
the right path.
We are fortunate to have many fine candidates
to represent and reshape the future of these precious towns.
Based on the data provided to us, we have the following summary of
- 2 Mayoral candidates
- 14 Candidates for each mayoral Platform
- 1 Independent Council
- 7 Mukhtars candidates
To see the names of the candidates and the platforms for Mayor candidates
Naiim Sawaya and Elias Bou Saab, Mukhtars, and one Independent Council
candidate, Samar Kiame, please click here: www.shweir.com
It is very difficult for an independent to
succeed running against the collective platform of many individuals.
That is referred to as the underdog or the person who is facing greater
challenges for success.
Usually, if such individual is worthy and well known in a positive sense, a
good number of people would want to see that underdog meet or exceed these
The Shweir.com family has and will continue to maintain impartiality when it
comes to elections.
Since there is only one Independent Council candidate,
who is near and dear to our hearts, we are taking steps to appeal to you and
the candidates to support this fine young lady to become one of 14 new
Council members because we believe Samar Kiame will be a great asset to the
New Council and new Municipal administration no matter which side wins.
The Shweir.com family has known Samar Kiame for many years.
Samar has represented the best interest of Shweir and its people.
Over many years, Samar spent thousands of hours of her own time and valuable
other resources to share the important events in Shweir or affecting Shweir.
The Shweiry emigrants who even never set foot in Shweir got to know plenty
about their town, roots and family backgrounds and the land of their
forefathers in large part due to Samar Kiame and Riad Khunieser efforts.
Samar Kiame is brave to enter the race as the only independent candidate for
Council member and we believe that she can work well with either or a
combination of the mayoral platforms.
Shweir and the new Municipal administration and leadership would benefit
greatly by having someone of Samar Kiame caliber and knowledge on the town
Samar Kiame has written hundreds of posts and posted thousands of
photographs about Shweir region and its people. The biggest event in Shweir
is the Emigrants festival. The Shweir Emigrants identify with two key people
in Shweir: They are: Samar Kiame and Riad Khunieser for their articles,
photographs and personal contact with Shweir families. Unfortunately, Riad
is not running for council. That leaves Samar Kiame.
For the great majority if not all the Shweir Emigrants all over the world
from Australia, Brazil and Canada to Europe, New Zealand, Near, Mid and Far
East to USA and Zimbabwe, and locally in Ain Sindyani, Ain Hanoute, Ain El
Assis and of course Dhour Shweir, Mtul and the rest of Shweir region, we,
the Shweir.com family, feel that Samar Kiame would make an excellent council
member and will act positively to strengthen the new Municipal
administration for Shweir. As such we urge both main candidates to make best
effort to win Samar Kiame to be part of the new council.
Review the platforms for the candidates, make your best informed decisions
and we hope that you can include Samar Adel Kiame as one of the council
members you vote for.
For the Shweir.com Family,
Anwar George Kenicer
Co-Founder, Shweir Foundation
President, Lebanese American Association
Hana Roustom Archbold Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 11:43 AM To: Anwar Kenicer Subject: RE: Make your vote count on May 2 - Shweir.com Family
I ditto Anwar's
confidence about Samar Adel Kiame, she is a very fine young lady with
unlimited potential and a great heart coupled with endless hours that she
dedicated to our beloved town Shweir. I totally support her and endorse her
election. I believe all my family and friends in Shweir do the same. You are
one of the best Ya Samar.
with all my respect and admiration!
Hana Rustom Archbold
LAU Northern California president
LAA Board member