Monday, April 27, 2009

It's Official

It's official.

I am running for Town Council. It's exciting and makes me terribly uncomfortable at the same time.

I actually submitted my application about two hours before the deadline on Monday, April 13th. Luckily it was a short application, or I may have changed my mind. Again.

I really thought it was a low-key election. However, there are signs going up for others and everyone is starting to ask who I am. Apparently, not many people know me in this town of 1,100 people. So, we've been hitting the "campaign trail." We are walking around town in the evenings meeting people and handing out a little bio that Joe typed.

Joe designed the kids' shirts. We used regular old boys' white under shirts and iron-on transfers on both the front and the back. The front says, "Vote for my mom for (my town) Town Council."


Joe even designed the logo on the back of their shirts.

I had shirts made for Joe and myself. Joe's says "Elect (me) for Town Council" on the front and has the large logo on the back. My shirt says "Running for Town Council" because I'm going to wear the shirts (one red, one blue) when I run through town.

(I even got my hair cut for the occasion. Eight inches ...)

29 comments:

Kris said...

Oh my goodness! You will be busy! I look forward to hearing all about your campaign.

christy said...

wow, you are crazy, don't you have enough to do already? good luck!

Stacey said...

That is so exciting. Your community will love you!

misschris said...

woohoo! Go Lera!

(I love the idea for your shirts -- that's awesome.)

Sam said...

Good Luck!

Marty said...

I got my napkins! Thank you so much! Good luck in your campaign-my town has about 1500 people and everybody knows everybody.

Anonymous said...

Well, good for you, lady. If you can handle 6 kids you can probably handle a town.
I cut my hair, too, it's the shortest it's been in 40 years, just above my shoulders.
Jenny

lisa said...

Good look! Local elections are very hard (well I guess any election is).

Myrnie said...

Good for you, and good luck!

nikko said...

Yay! Good for you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I'm a commissioner (councilor) in my town of approximately 28,000. I was elected in 2007 and am up for re-election this November. Good luck!

txmommy said...

wow!! good luck!

A little bit of crazy.... said...

If I lived there I'd vote for you. Good luck!

Liz said...

Good luck. I always admire people who put their money whee their mouth is and try to make a difference. Good luck in the election.

Gail :) said...

Good for you!!! Best wishes!

Diane said...

Way to go, Lera!! You'd have my vote if it would count!

Congrats on the haircut too. Cute!

hooli said...

good luck! wish I could vote for you.

Karyn said...

Go get 'em! I'm so proud of you!

The Georgia Peaches said...

Good luck. I think it's great your getting involved with your community.

Jessica said...

Oh My Gosh, Oh My Gosh, Oh My Gosh...I saw you mention something about it on Facebook ~ but for some reason, in my mind I thought it was your sister that was running. HOW DID I MESS THAT UP?!?!
I'm sssooo excited for you! I really really want to get involved in community politics, but I'm waiting until our family is complete :)
Congrats to you!!!

laeroport said...

That is so great.... but I still think cupcakes.

jessi said...

way to go Lera! Good luck! and even more good luck if you win - sounds like a lot to do, but I'm sure you will handle it well!

Jennifer said...

Good luck! You are so brave, I really admire you for getting involved in your community. God Bless :)

dig this chick said...

you are so cool! I love love it. Best of luck to you, Lera! I especially think you running through town in your shirt will get you tons of votes.

Robyn said...

Now THAT would make me nervous!!!! Good luck!

Orange said...

Good Luck! You have surprised my with this. :)

cici said...

good for you lera! good luck!

FinnyKnits said...

Oh congrats and good for you!

Get out and RUN for council - that'll get you some votes for sure.

Good luck on the tube!

amandajean said...

i love the t-shirts. and your little campaign team. how cute!!!