First, a loud shout out to my husband who continues to work so hard on my behalf. He's a natural introvert (and an engineer) but he has completely exited his comfort zone and has worked the voting centers all of last week and will be out there again all day tomorrow. We've always been a team over the past 25 years, but what he's done over the past few weeks has just left me looking forward to the next 50 with him.
So, his observations....
My husband noted the many campaign workers supporting County Executive incumbent Ike Leggett at the voting centers this past week and questioned why they were working so hard when Ike will likely win easily. They said it was important to respect the voters and to demonstrate their candidate’s willingness to earn each vote. Impressive.
Honestly, I enjoy working the polls as a candidate. Yes, the feet hurt and the back aches but I have so many great conversations with voters about our school system. Plus, I learn something new every day. (Let me know if you need a tutorial on the judges’ races.) Part of public service is being accessible and earning that vote. A shout out goes to Craig Rice (and his wonderful mom) for working the polls so diligently too. That begs the question of why so many other incumbents were not out there meeting the voters and earning each vote. Perhaps they will be inclined to do so tomorrow.