I Ran for a Public Office I Didn’t Know Existed

I Googled it after I said yes.

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If there is one thing I have learned about volunteering for political campaigns it’s that the campaign will love you for it and they will keep your number on speed dial. This feels good.

After a few weeks, I got a text message from the Arizona Democratic Party asking if I would be interested in running to be a precinct committeeperson. I’m not sure if it’s my inability to say no, my need to belong to something bigger than me, or merely being flattered, but I said yes.

My campaign turned out the same as when I ran for House of Representatives in 8th grade. I won because there were more seats than people interested. Not a bad situation for one of the least popular kids in middle school.

Apparently, I have a penchant for wanting to do work no one else wants to do.

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Flaming pinball, nerd, music lover, wine snob, horrible violin player. No, I won’t stop taking pictures of my drinks. vanessaltorre@gmail.com IG: vanessaltorre

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