November 7, 2012


This was an election year for the President as well as the Franklin County Commissioner, District 2 (aka Dad’s position!).

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Dad spent most of the fall putting up signs, sending donation letters, writing advertisements for the newspaper, radio, & television, attending forums, and other sorts of campaigning!

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Dad was awfully nervous about the election, so we were encouraged by the fortune he got in his fortune cookie at PF Chang’s the weekend before the election!

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We went out to dinner at Anthony’s on election night and then raced home to see the results…and thrilled to see this!

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I’m so proud of Dad! He received many encouraging words from friends and community members before, during, & after the election – so grateful to have a wonderful support system!

It seems as though his was the only good news on election night. Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney in the Presidential election. I really really thought that Mitt would defeat Obama…It was very disappointing to watch the results roll in state by state. Mitt gave a respectful concession speech that included the following quotes, which I liked: “The election is over but our principles endure. I believe in America. I believe in the people of America. I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction.”

In Washington State, Rob McKenna was defeated by Jay Inslee in the Governor election. Again, so very disappointing. It is always such a downer when the Eastern Washington vote is overruled by the Western Washington vote.

There were also some controversial bills & initiatives that were on the WA ballot – which all ended up passing: legalizing marijuana, legalizing same sex marriage, and allowing charter schools in the state.

It was quite a night…excitement and relief along with disbelief and confusion. Just a typical election night!

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