I'm running for Boston City Council, for one of the four "At-Large" seats. This is a tremendous task but it also means the many friends and supporters I've made over the last 30 years can vote for me and help my campaign - no matter where they live in the city.
As many of you know, I ran for State Representative last year and challenged an incumbent who'd been in office for 27 years. My vote count was low but I got near 10%, which is typical for first-time candidates who challenge a popular or entrenched incumbent.
I distributed 20,000 pieces of literature; met a few thousand Bostonians; made hundreds of new friends; and did a lot of fun things like have my own float in Boston Carnival. Perhaps most importantly - in terms of my ability to win - I learned on the road to losing. I know what it takes to win in terms of gathering volunteers; raising money; making thousands of voter contacts and door knocks - all part of collecting the "1's" needed to win.
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elderly voter in Roxbury
I need your support, your knowledge, your friends and family. Thank you in advance! And thanks to everyone who helped last year.