How Gordon Won the ElectionBy
I had the pleasure of experiencing it all close-up — and what I found were some of the nicest, most enthusiastic, intelligent, well-spoken, creative, and diverse group of people I’ve ever met. And boy…did they know their stuff. Volunteers all, but everyone seemed like a pro.
Gordon told me on a cold night last January that he wanted it to be a “people-powered” campaign. Indeed it was. Folks from every walk of life helped it work: young and old, rich and poor, gay and straight, religious and not religious, Democrats…and yes, even a few Republicans. Not everyone agreed on all the issues, but everyone was included. Everyone was heard, everyone was respected. And everyone had a great time. I have the pictures to prove it.
Over the course of this last year, I showed up at a few events with my camera and drank some beer. Some of the pics have been shared on the back channels of the internet and privately in emails, but I thought it would neat to bring them all out on display for everyone to see…and back here to where it really all began.
So…in no particular order, I invite you to meet the people behind Gordon Smith’s run for City Council: just click on Gordon’s smiling face to see them all (well, most of them anyway — apologies to anyone I might have left out).
Congratulations, Gordon — and congratulations to everyone for a job well done.