When a mensch runs for office
April 11, 2011 1 Comment
I have contributed to a total of two political campaigns in my life. One of them was for a relative who shares very few political opinions with me, but is a good person nonetheless. The other was for Pat Mara, currently an at-large candidate for DC City Council (election on April 26th, or if you’re busy with Passover then, you have until the 19th to get an absentee ballot).
Mara hand-wrote a thank-you note. I’m impressed. I had already been impressed with him during his 2008 campaign, where he won the Republican nomination away from Carol Schwartz, the incumbent – he knocked on our door and spoke to us for about 20 minutes about why he thought he was the best candidate, and what he would do to make DC better.
So I think Mara is great, and is a refreshing change from the typical Democratic machine politics in DC – I hope he wins, because we could certainly use more like him.