It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Marian Orr elected first woman mayor of Cheyenne
Marian Orr elected first woman mayor of Cheyenne
The results are in, and Marian Orr will serve as the next mayor of Cheyenne.
Orr won a decisive victory over rival Amy Surdam in Tuesday’s mayoral election, pulling in 14,381 votes, or 55.9 percent of the vote, to Surdam’s 11,161 votes, or 43.4 percent.
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Final campaign thoughts.
I cried a lot last night, and then some more today. However, as the day wore on more and more moments of hope and peace began to emerge. I imaging there will be rough days, but that eventually they will disappear. I do not know what the future holds, but I know I have one and it is going to be amazing.
We gave it our all. I can look in the mirror knowing I tried my best.
Thank you for supporting me through this campaign... and in life. I can never thank you enough.
My top 10 memories of this campaign:
10. DJ Law and the Lamp Lounge.
9. My family and children supporting me and us all becoming stronger together.
8. Derek in a T Rex costume on Del Range today.
7. Receiving all of the endorsements. Thank you , you have all inspired me.
6. Making a rap video at KGAB. Maybe I'll play it one day.
5. Realizing who my friends are.
4. Feeling how thick my skin really is.
3. Not being afraid of anything or anyone.
2. Standing up for what I believe in.
1. Standing up for what you believe in.
Thank you for letting me be your voice and for believing in me.
Out takes. Campaigns and life are about out takes. Out takes are the secret, funny, behind the scenes moments that usually family and friends are only privy to. They are the moments that keep up sane, that remind us to have a sense of humor, and make it all worth it. Reality television has capitalized on this. People love watching people being...well people. They want to know that everyone is just like them. That we all make mistakes, that none of us are perfect, and that we all put our shoes on one foot at a time.
When I started this campaign, I promised myself that I was going to be real. I was going to show people the real me. I didn't want to get elected and have people be surprised with who I really am or my true personality.
I have been dying to do out takes in every video we have made. Why? Because that is the real me. The one that laughs, that is less formal, the one that is just like you.
With every video I tried to sneak the out takes in, even integrate them into each video. With every video my campaign team would shake their head and I would end up taking them out.
With one day and a wake up left, I have made my last video. First there is a summary of what I have done and a thank you to those who have supported me. Second, just a few of my out takes. It's a glimpse of reality in a world of politics. It's my real laugh, my unfiltered mannerisms, and my awkwardness. It's the real me, the one who makes mistakes, the unperfect me, and the one who puts on my shoes the same way you do.
The out takes in this campaign have kept me sane. I so wish I had a video of more of them: the impromptu rap, tripping on the sidewalk, and wearing my dress backwards for half the day. Two weeks before the election of for Mayor of Cheyenne I was given a rental car with Colorado plates. Are you kidding me? The word "girl" became a conversation piece of its own. Over and over and over again. The talks I had with my children about politics are worth a reality tv show of their own. It's all funny. A little humor in an otherwise serious and heated race to be the first female Mayor of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Fundraising reports show Orr ahead of Surdam in mayor’s race
CHEYENNE – New campaign fundraising statements show both Cheyenne mayoral candidates Marian Orr and Amy Surdam have been raising thousands in their effort to get their names out to voters.
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Cheyenne Mayoral Race Is Historic And Heated
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