Many times I have wondered to myself, "why does it require so much money to run for public office"? If you are a person of average means, you usually don't stand a chance, because you're either working several jobs to feed your family or you don't have the time and money. If you are wealthy with connections and have the money and donors, you usually get the position but know little about the average working stiff. Then you are indebted to the people who gave you all that money and they want something in return, always!
Politics today require this! Our government is owned by many, other than the people. Why do we let this continue, where an honest person has no chance if not affiliated with one of the 2 parties, yet the 2 parties are like a club and if you can't afford the membership, you don't get in.
I have chosen to go the more difficult route for just those reasons, little money, lot's of time, and I enjoy walking and talking. I actually like most people. Yes, I do get aggravated when others say or do foolish things, but I also attribute that to them being uninformed because they don't have the time to read like I do.
How do you overcome this disadvantage? By direct communication, by talking and listening. How many of you really know your parties candidates, except through endless negative ads on TV? How many of you have ever had the chance to talk to your representative in person? To actually know what they think, or how they think?
I sincerely hope to overcome this challenge by walking across the district and meeting as many as I can this summer! I would really enjoy people walking with me, be it an hour, a day, several days, whatever. But become involved, we need you. I NEED YOU!
And I need 2,000 signatures of registered voters in the 2nd district. Hopefully you will help me return our government to a proper balance.