On Tuesday, March 6, I participated in Precinct 322’s caucus in Black Forest. It was impressive. Twenty-one people attended. That number was described to me as somewhat light but consistent with past experience in non-presidential years. The energy level was high and the discussions were helpful, meaningful, respectful and relaxed. Although I do not know for certain, it seemed that many of those in attendance were seasoned caucus participants and were well-versed in the relevant procedures. I spoke as a candidate for County Commissioner in District 1, and surrogates spoke on behalf of various candidates ranging from Senate District 9 to House District 19 to the County Commissioner race. All who participated were engaged, well informed, and serious about electing Republicans. I was elected as a delegate to the County Assembly and State Assembly and as an alternate to the Congressional District 5 Assembly. I look forward to participating. In the meantime, since the caucuses I have walked several precincts and had a chance to talk with Republicans in District 1. I am grateful for both experiences. Almost 2,500 years ago, Pericles said “just because you do not take an interest in politics does not mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” He had it right.
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