Saturday, January 23, 2010

My Husband, the Politician

I've been meaning to blog about this for a couple of months now and am finally getting caught up enough with everything else to do it.

This November, my hubby ran for a seat on the town council. There were two seats open and he was voted in with a whopping 101 votes. (Our town is pretty small - the next seat got 79 votes, outpolling the other two runners at 47 and 45 votes, respectively.)

The position doesn't pay much - $0.00, in fact - and it's bound to be a big fat pain in the neck. I know that because we've been guilty of bothering members of the town council on weekends and holidays for keys to the town park restrooms and such things. I also know that members of the town council have a lot of bosses - the whole community - and are bound to be unpopular among at least some of the folks around. But I'm proud of my man and his willingness to serve in our little local government - to try to do something good.

When I took my camera to the meeting where he was sworn in, he told me he would be embarrassed to have me there taking his picture. But the new mayor is my friend Christine's husband and I knew Christine would bring her camera too. As it turned out, all 3 wives of the new board members took pictures, so he didn't feel like the lone ranger.

They swore in the new board and then got right to work - which was Christine's and my cue to duck out. We'd hate to hang around for the boring part.

But I'm with you in spirit, babe! You're the man!

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."


Jenna Marie said...

So... I had no idea! Where have I been? That's awesome! :)