Thursday, June 30, 2011

I'm Running for City-County Council

These last several weeks, I've thought long and hard about my role in the political process. While I've never been one to long for the spotlight, I feel like there's more I could do. But between working and an upcoming fall semester of academics, I'm not sure how much I can commit.

But I think a good first step would be to get out there and help support others who I feel are doing good work in the city.

I e-mailed the Libertarian Party of Marion County a couple of days ago to inquire if they needed someone to run in council district 7, where I reside. They didn't, and after a quick chat with Chairman Matt Wittlief, I've been appointed to their open slot in district 7. I'll be running against incumbent Maggie Lewis (D) and Sahara Williams (R).

This election won't be easy. I don't think I'm fooling anyone in that I'm running against an incumbent Democrat in a district that heavily leans Democratic in it's voting patterns. But if I'm able to get even a few people to consider libertarian solutions to the issues facing Indianapolis, that by itself will be a victory.

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