Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Today was special election day in my town. Our state representative left office to join the new Administration so we had a lively race here. Five democrats duked it out in a primary last month - the winner won by 26 votes. Then there is the Republican who is always running. He is a one issue candidate. He opposes marriage equality (do not to tell me you agree with him. Look at how I describe myself in the top right corner of the page. Proudly!).

Then there is the Independent. Unlike many races, he is a viable candidate. He owns the local independent (no pun intended) movie theater which houses the Museum of Bad Art in the basement. He has a solid base of supporters and is well organized.

But a few weeks ago, a good friend of mine who works in the State House gave me grief for not running. Me. Run for State Representative. While I was flattered, I knew that he knew too.

I have entertained the idea of running for office. I just love the process of making a law happen. Of making sure that a law, budget item or program works. Of figuring out how to make our tax dollars work for us as a whole society. I know how to organize a campaign. I just hate the asking for money to get elected.

So, my dear friends, I'm asking for a little help to get me over this (no, I'm not asking for money).

Please vote for me in the Blogger's Choice Awards. Just click BOTH boxes below (you will need to register) and vote for me.

My site was nominated for Best Parenting Blog!

My site was nominated for Hottest Mommy Blogger!

Thank you (and a sincere thank you to Gunfighter for the nominations/vote and to Jenn in Holland and Brillig for their votes). By doing this, you are helping me get over my distaste for asking people to do something cumbersome (e.g. registering for an e-vote; giving money).

And unlike the two elections I've participated in in the last 72 hours, I can keep track of your votes. No secret ballots here!


Jodi said...

wow! how cool to be nominated!

Jenn in Holland said...

Okay, you. Will they let me vote again? Because you know I would if I could.
And if this step gets you moving toward the challenge of elected state office, I support it entirely. And will support you implicitly. I suppose I will have to figure out how to register my absentee ballot in MA.

soccer mom in denial said...

While I greatly appreciate the offer of "early and often". I think they track people's accounts.

But that you for the offer.

Gunfighter said...

If you ever run for office, I will commit to coming to Mass to work on your campaign.

I'd also contribute. You'd make a fine Representative, who I know would work hard for social justice, and marriage equality.

Ambassador said...

Ok - that was the best, subtle set up to get us to vote for your Blog Noms. And while you'd bring great dignity, compassion and style to the office, when would ever have time to spend with us Bloggers???

Something to think about...Love, Your Ambassador

soccer mom in denial said...

GF - Thanks for the offer to work on - and contribute (woo-hoo) to - any campaign I may or may not engage in. I greatly appreciate it.

Ambassador - how do you think I would GET elected! I'd be blogging up an electoral storm!!

Alex Elliot said...

Congratulations on your nominations!

Brillig said...

Yay! Congrats! Like Jenn, I'd love to vote again. :-)

Jodi said...

How did you get that very cool Iraq war calculator on your site? I want that!

UUbuntu said...

While the candidate I voted for didn't win, neither did the "one-issue" candidate (who's more of a 2-issue candidate -- anti-tax, as well as anti-marriage). And (IMO) the candidate who did win will be a good representative of Dedham, even if he's more conservative than I'd like. He'll caucus with the Democratic Party, and he'll support marriage equality. He also has a long history here in Dedham, and will talk to (and listen to) anyone in the area. I didn't have high hopes for Bob Coughlin at the beginning either, but he turned out to be OK.

But if Paul doesn't do well by us, we'll ask you to run in two years!