Campaigning Is Rewarding

As you may already know, I am running for a seat in the First District of Grand Traverse County as County Commissioner.

This last (Father’s Day) weekend I did something i have not done in 20 years. I actually biked for over 20 miles total within two days. I visited registered voters around the district by bicycle, and in the process let them know that there are other choices besides the one which already occupies the seat.

I didn’t think I would enjoy campaigning.  I realize now…  I do.  I really do.

I have really taken to meeting the people of the district, and actually getting positive (and some constructive) feedback.  In a way, I wish I had a few more hours in the day so I could afford the time to do more.  Unfortunately I need to work to keep the doors open to the business as a matter of survival.  The only other drawback is that it cuts into my writing time, but I’ll just have to adjust.

Funny how something that could have seemed like such a chore could actually be so rewarding.  Of course I had to replace the seat of my bike..  and had to nurse my own seat.

Did I mention I rode 20 miles over two days?

OK.. maybe not so easy… but definitely rewarding.

2 comments for “Campaigning Is Rewarding

  1. June 22, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Before your head gets to big, my cousin in New York contacts me almost every week and tells me he road his bike 40 miles today or 35 miles today and he is over 70. You guys make me sick. I walked three houses today and need a nap.

    Good luck to you. I am glad you enjoy it. I know you will be a great elected official. We need pricipled people.

    • jgillman
      June 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm

      Thanks Rose.. it was a challenge for me.. The wife suggested I take a portable De-fib unit with me.

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