Who am I?
I am a 50 year-old married father of two teenage sons. I am a veteran trial lawyer with an emphasis on civil jury trials. I am a political newcomer, the entire extent of my political experience having been when I won for Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1992 when I was a Bill Clinton delegate. I am a progressive Democrat. I believe in standing up for the weakest, most vulnerable and least fortunate people in society.
Why am I running?
I have always had an interest in public service but I have spent my entire adult life in the private sector. Ive reached the point in my life where either I make a run for public office now or it will be never. I have been standing up for people who cannot stand up for themselves for the last 24 years. Ive been doing it in court, but now Im ready to take it to the next level, in Congress. A lot of my friends think Im quite daft to want to run for Congress, but I really would consider it a huge honor to serve there.
I hope to have an extremely solid record of voting for bills that benefit the middle class and working families. I also hope to put together a team of support staff who will do a phenomenal job of being responsive to the constituents at home, helping people figure out how to secure their federal benefits, and responding to all sorts of requests for help that come from the aged and infirm people in my district.
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My Campaign is People Powered!
One way we are reaching out to people is with the help of Young Democrats, both county YD organizations and the YD outfits in the local colleges and universities around the district. Its a natural fit for our campaign, which is the progressive wing of this election, and its a valuable part of the campaign, because of the energy and enthusiasm that these YDs bring into our camp.
Another kind of grassroots aspect to the campaign is that a good deal of the support that Im getting is coming from seniors. For almost the last 7 years, Ive served as a volunteer on-air legal analyst, five nights a week on the early evening news on the local network affiliate television station. People send in short legal questions on any topic and I would answer two of them per night, in the 3-minute segment on the news. The segment, called The Law & You, was quite popular with, and very much appreciated by, seniors in the area. As a result, weve been fortunate to have quite a few offers of volunteer work on the campaign by Law & You fans!