Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My Hat's in the Ring

I trusted my gut: saying to myself that I would run for office made me feel calm inside, saying I wouldn't just made me feel anxious. So, I went down to our county clerk's office, paid my $100 filing fee, signed lots of forms saying I'd run a positive campaign and report all my expenditures and that I really intended to see this through. I proved I was who I said I was, and that I lived in the right place to run for this office. They gave me a big packet of information on what I can and can't do and when to do it by, and now I'm an official candidate. Sometimes, if you want to live in a more sustainable, more aware, greener community, you have to work from within the system, and be one of those that makes the policies. Now I'm off to Colorado for my dad's memorial services and just to be with my family.

3 comments:

Felicia McB said...

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -
-- Mahatma Gandhi
good luck on running for City Supervisor!
Safe journey!

Anonymous said...

Just caught up with your blog after a few busy days. So sorry to hear your sad news.

Regarding your decision to "throw your hat in". Gut reaction is often the only way to go. Good luck.

Cheers, Eileen.

lorisdoris said...

Sadge,

I am catching up on my blog reading after having my family in town for a week. I am so sorry to hear about your dads passing.

Best of luck on your campaign!

Laura