Wednesday, March 19, 2014

That went well

Yesterday's meeting with my Congressman was a real strategy session, in which we learned what he needed from us and he learned what how we could help. So exciting to be this involved!

My previous campaign work has been much more peripheral and self-directed. Being part of a team of dedicated people with a clear focus is new territory for me, and I feel like my contribution will be valued.

I just hope it helps my Congressman get re-elected! He's the longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives from West Virginia; we need his experience and seniority to continue working for the good of the state.

It's a tough race, possibly the toughest of his career, thanks to the millions of dollars being spent by supporters of his opponent. It's truly a shame that money is as powerful an influence as it is.

Also … this morning's weigh-in went well. After last week's whoosh I expected to stay the same and I did. Hoping another week of good eating and regular walking with some speedier intervals will result in a loss next Wednesday.

Funny to be hoping for a win on the one hand and a loss on the other.


gingerzingi said...

This is very exciting! I'm glad you're involved at this level. It really was the next logical step for you, I think. Let's see... how long before Debbi is holding office herself? Shall I say, Madame President?

Debbi said...

I'll be holding office this year … I filed as a candidate for our county Democratic Executive Committee, which means my name is on the ballot. And I'm running unopposed, so I've already won! Heh. I got a direct-mail piece yesterday selling campaign signs, so it must be official. (Executive Committee seats are the lowest on the political totem pole, and the hardest to fill. We need to have 12 bodies available for four meetings a year.)

gingerzingi said...

That's right, I forgot about that committee. You're playing with the big dogs now :-)