Final Stretch

Two years ago, this month, I announced that I was running for State Rep. It’s been a long two years — the longest job interview I’ve ever had, for a job that pays all of $100 per year. ($100! That is not a typo.)

Now we are 24 hours away from the polls closing. In about 28 hours, I’ll find out how the people of Salem voted.

Regardless of what happens, I am thankful for all of the support and encouragement that I’ve had from my husband, as he dragged me out to knock on one more door. I’m thankful for the new friends I’ve made at those doors, online, and in my daily activities. I am thankful for all of those who have cheered me on with their time, talents and treasurers. To all of you: Thank you! Your encouragement and faith in me have sustained me when things have felt discouraging.

It’s going to be a long 28 hours.  I’m planning to be at the Senior Center from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. , and it’s going to be cold and wet. Temps will be in the low to mid 50’s, winds 5 to 10 mph. 100% chance of rain. Rainfall around 1/2 inch. It will be nasty out. But we will make it a good day anyway.

It is inspiring how many people have stepped up to offer to help tomorrow — regardless of the weather.

No matter what happens, I will always remember.

Thank you, one and all.