A Proud Rural Democrat !
I have run for local and statewide office five times. It was not easy. But it was not about me for I knew my opportunity to win was limited. But I also knew that by running and increasing local voter turnout, Democratic candidates above my level had a much better opportunity to win. That can happen if we increase local Democratic voter turnout by at least 10 percentage points. Local candidates do that best. And that is what we need - local candidates. Even though I am no longer headlining local races, I seek to assist others in doing just that.