All of these items get broken down even further into walk list precincts, knocking by specific voter turn out, and yard sign sizes.
Then broken down even further, and further, and further.
I had no idea how complicated it all is and how much time some candidates put into a campaign. I have a huge amount of respect for candidates who run a solid campaign and do the work.
Today, we hung some of our 4 x 8 signs on busy streets and the interstate. It was blazing hot with a breeze that felt very similar to a blow dryer on my face.
I climbed a barbed wire fence in flip-flops, punctured my finger, and became an expert at cutting wire.
Because of this experience today, I now know how to put up huge signs. Two days ago that seemed so intimidating, but it’s actually pretty easy.
I also know how to sort a walk list and knock on a door. I’ve learned things like never touch a mailbox and “no soliciting” includes me.
I’ve knocked on the doors of other mayoral candidates to introduce myself. I’ve knocked on the doors of old friends and colleagues. I’ve knocked on doors of people who knew my parents, my husband, or Dan’s family. With each knock I am reminded of who I will serve and why. Now I understand why knocking is so important and why candidates seem to love it.
It’s been rewarding to see people supportive, kind, and even excited about my candidacy. I feel very loved and supported.
I would have never been able to learn or do any of this without my amazing campaign team. I don’t even think Google would have been able to come close to advising me and helping me through some of the challenges and learning curves. It’s been a great reminder that all beasts can be tamed as long as there is persistence, the right reason, and the right team.