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September 13, 2010

Campaign Diary – It’s A Learning Experience…

Michael Kurtianyk

The Final Week

 

How many of you watch the Summer Olympics? You know the part when the marathoners run into the stadium for their final lap? Well, that’s what this final week of campaigning feels like. For me, who wasn’t a last-minute entry into the commissioner race, this has been a marathon of meeting people, going door-to-door, and researching the issues.

 

Yet it is a sprint. I still have so much to do this week, not the least of which is to continue going door-to-door. It has been great fun to meet with people and distributing literature. I’m proud to have visited each of the municipalities and the areas outside of the municipalities. Though I did not get to go to each door, I did visit as many as my time allowed. This was likely the most fruitful part of the campaign.

 

I have seen an increase in the number of phone calls and emails this week about the election. Specifically, people have been asking me with whom I’d like to serve if I am fortunate enough to be elected. I answer that I can serve the citizens of Frederick with anyone.

 

This is true. I can’t think of anyone that I would not want to work with. Besides, if I do name names, and not mention someone, then what happens? Can that candidate, now commissioner, be credible as being “civil,” or “reaching across the aisle,” or whatever that candidate says? I find that hard to believe.

 

Some things I’ve learned from this campaign…

 

Win or lose, I’ve learned quite a bit about Frederick County, and its citizens…

 

A candidate needs to have depth and knowledge about more than one or two topics…

 

People are always willing to tell you what is important to them. A candidate must listen…

 

I’ve become better at balancing family, work, and the campaign…

 

What is important to residents in Urbana is not the same in Emmitsburg…

 

People like to box you into certain categories, never having met you…

 

Going to forums is the best way to access the candidates, and get information from them directly…

 

A candidate can easily get caught up in mud-slinging battles, but should not sling back, nor sling in the first place…

 

A candidate can control how much effort he/she puts in. What a candidate can’t control is how many people go out and actually vote…

 

It is better to be endorsed, than not be endorsed…



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