Monday, October 22, 2007

My former soccer coach is running for mayor

Now this is not a particularly political blog, unless you count my list of superficial ideological shortcomings, but I believe that I need to enter the fray for one very crucial election.

One of the great things about growing up in a small town was the fact that I am usually only one or two degrees seperated from those who run for elected office. This election season my former soccer coach is running for mayor, and this is the first time that I wish I was registered to vote in Whatcom County so I could vote for him. So if you are a reader of this blog, and registered to vote in Whatcom County, and eligible to vote in my small city's mayoral election, then vote for Gary Jensen.

Here's the website, doesn't he sound reasonable and kind? He understands the city needs to grow, but wants to take into account the environment and small town atmosphere (which I think may be a tad bit overrated, but that's the reason I'm in Boston now). But those people that live in my small town certainly do think "small town atmosphere" is important and so our growth plan should reflect that, while also understanding that people also want some convenience of nearby chain stores and shopping centers. Also, when he was my soccer coach, he let my unathletic self play for a decent period of time each game, and occassionally let me start. What is more important than that?

Note (11/8/07): Yay! He won!
The Gary Jensen Era Begins

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