Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Step one: Fifty Dollars

Turns out anyone can run for public office in the city of St. Louis. All you need is a little bit of money and a long lunch hour to head down to the election board at 300 N Tucker to fill out the necessary paperwork. Then, suddenly, I'm finding myself scrubbing thing from the public eye and sifting through forms.

Part of my reason for doing this is for my own civil service experience. I worked at the busiest polling place in south city during the 2012 presidential election (an experience I am not quick to have again). This time I'm standing on the other side of the polling position.

I also have to admit that part of it is to see my name on the election poll.

I don't actually expect to win. The position I'm running for, License Collector, is currently held by Mavis Thompson who seems to do a fine job of it. Even this morning she held a "Lessons in Tax Preparation"seminar for small business owners. Meanwhile, I talk to my cats more than actual humans during my day. 

I hope to use this blog more and more (since I'll have to put other projects on hold) to document my journey from today until election day. I'm not sure just how far I want to go with this since I still have a regular full time career to manage, but I'll keep you all posted. I don't plan to just fill out the paperwork and ignore it all until election day, but I'm not exactly going to run around kissing babies either. Either way, I have started a very odd journey and I'm kind of excited.

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