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So I'm running for office
« on: September 01, 2009, 10:01:04 PM »

No joke. City council. It's been fun so far.
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Re: So I'm running for office
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 10:50:10 PM »

Good Luck!
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Re: So I'm running for office
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 11:39:35 PM »

I can't vote for you, but if you want, I can call people in your district at odd hours
of the night and ask them to vote for your opponent....
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Re: So I'm running for office
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2009, 02:30:46 AM »

yes! we couild run an obvious and badly mishandled smear campaign against you, which would make your opponents seem like petty liars and vindictive thugs while you can easily disprove our claims and look like a saint!
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Re: So I'm running for office
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2009, 11:45:20 AM »

^ hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

N.U.: good luck!

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Re: So I'm running for office
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2009, 06:25:37 PM »

I learned some things this past week:

1. I can pull a 3 minute speech out of my ass.
2. People generally like me.
3. I gotta wear blue as much as possible; it brings out my eyes.
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Re: So I'm running for office
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2009, 02:30:34 AM »

dude, wha'happen?

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Re: So I'm running for office
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009, 03:29:10 PM »

I lost the election, but I accomplished every goal I had.

I ran a good, clean race.
I stayed on message.
I didn't compromise my principles.
I opened doors for myself.

Let me explain this further. The city had historic low voter turnout. Something like 19%. When that happens, your voters are almost entirely party loyalists. My efforts translated to 3% of the total votes cast. Considering my unknown status and the fact that the two people who were backed by the Dems and Reps pulled in 65% of the total vote combined, it was a great first showing.

Additionally, running the race has opened up doors for me. The guy who did win (the Republican) immediately turned around and e-mailed some of the other candidates (there were 5 Reps and 2 Dems). Of the three candidates the winner e-mailed, I was the only Dem on that list. My 3% buys a seat at the table of policy making. I'm also hoping to get an appointment to the city liquor board as I have designs to have that board design the marijuana dispensary code; something the city is currently lacking and needing.

So technically I lost, but I won.
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Re: So I'm running for office
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2009, 04:18:37 PM »

I lost the election, but I accomplished every goal I had.

I ran a good, clean race.
I stayed on message.
I didn't compromise my principles.
I opened doors for myself.

Let me explain this further. The city had historic low voter turnout. Something like 19%. When that happens, your voters are almost entirely party loyalists. My efforts translated to 3% of the total votes cast. Considering my unknown status and the fact that the two people who were backed by the Dems and Reps pulled in 65% of the total vote combined, it was a great first showing.

Additionally, running the race has opened up doors for me. The guy who did win (the Republican) immediately turned around and e-mailed some of the other candidates (there were 5 Reps and 2 Dems). Of the three candidates the winner e-mailed, I was the only Dem on that list. My 3% buys a seat at the table of policy making. I'm also hoping to get an appointment to the city liquor board as I have designs to have that board design the marijuana dispensary code; something the city is currently lacking and needing.

So technically I lost, but I won.
Yay for participation!
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Re: So I'm running for office
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2009, 10:51:51 PM »

I lost the election, but I accomplished every goal I had.

I ran a good, clean race.
I stayed on message.
I didn't compromise my principles.
I opened doors for myself.

Let me explain this further. The city had historic low voter turnout. Something like 19%. When that happens, your voters are almost entirely party loyalists. My efforts translated to 3% of the total votes cast. Considering my unknown status and the fact that the two people who were backed by the Dems and Reps pulled in 65% of the total vote combined, it was a great first showing.

Additionally, running the race has opened up doors for me. The guy who did win (the Republican) immediately turned around and e-mailed some of the other candidates (there were 5 Reps and 2 Dems). Of the three candidates the winner e-mailed, I was the only Dem on that list. My 3% buys a seat at the table of policy making. I'm also hoping to get an appointment to the city liquor board as I have designs to have that board design the marijuana dispensary code; something the city is currently lacking and needing.

So technically I lost, but I won.

that fucking rocks balls!  8) :headbang: 8)

...and turnout around here sucked, too.  >:(

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Re: So I'm running for office
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2009, 12:16:38 AM »

Turnout everywere sucks, I think. We can't even get people to work the polls. Not that I blame them, really. I spent sixteen hours on the board for $85. Thanks, Washington County. Sure! I'll leave my moderately well paying job for a day, and work for less than minimum wage.

But I'm not bitter.
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Re: So I'm running for office
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2009, 09:50:54 AM »

Off year election and no major bills of importance on any ballot anywhere. This should have been expected.
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