From late March of 2012 through November 2012, I ran for the United States House of Representative.
Many of you know that already.
However, I have not really told my story. There were many times on the trail that I thought “I am totally going to write about THAT some day.” Well, it begins here.
The campaign was a transformative experience. It helped me realize who I am. It helped me discover a deeper faith and a deeper love of my family.
It also caused a lot pain.
Overall, I gained more than I lost. Oh, and I totally lost the election.
Some of the issues that I will be tackling include:
- Encounters with the media
- Political parties
- Family Adventures
- Money and politics
- Special Interest groups
- Running as a community college teacher
- Anti-religious/Mormon sentiment amongst Democrats
- Encounters with the far-right
- Being a Mormon Democratic Candidate
The list will grow I am sure. I am writing this as a larger project. I am blogging about these experiences as a means of getting my thoughts and experiences organized. As a result, the posts may not follow a particular order.
As a creature of twitter, my campaign posts will have the hashtag #campaignchronicles.
(Note to my wife, parents, and concerned friends: yes, I am working on my dissertation as well!) 🙂