Friday, November 9, 2012

I'm Back :)

Sorry for the sorry lack of posting!  :D   We've had a very crazy busy last several weeks.  My dad ran for County Commissioner and so the whole summer, but especially this last month before the election, has been, well, crazy busy!  :)  And I know this is supposed to be a rabbit blog, but you have to say something when your Dad...***wins***!!!!  :-)  I am SO THRILLED that Dad has been elected as 4th District County Commissioner!!!!!! :-)  We all are!  :)  This summer has been so fun as we have ran the campaign.  It has definitely been a learning experience. ;-)  I got to meet a lot of wonderful people and it was a great experience!  Thought you all might enjoy some pictures from my summer/fall....

Putting up a sign for Dad after a late night of door knocking

Dad and I did a LOT of door knocking together.  We knocked every door in the district - about 1,450 doors!!! 

Dad and I on the way to door knocking! :)

Me with the clipboard of voter data - ready to roll!
Our "theme" color for the campaign was red, but towards hunting season we did some blaze orange, too.  ;-)
Door knocking

Dad & I :)
Walked in parades....
Our float

The fam - from left to right in the front: Ben & Jonny. Back: Me, Mom, Dad.  :)
The float & crew again

One of Dad's biggest little fans!  :)
Went to lots of different places and did lots of different things... :)
My wonderful parents :)

Brat feed

Can you tell we've been door knocking all day?


I also wrote a letter to the editor for Dad, which was a lot of fun!  It was in three different papers...

Working on the letter to the editor while Dad puts in voter data from the days door knocking. :)

Vote for My Dad!
As the daughter of a commissioner candidate, to all those considering voting for my dad, Mike Housman, I can tell you from first-hand experience:  he’s the real deal.
I’m 16 years old and have spent a lot of time with Dad, even more so this summer and fall as I (and the rest of the family) have been campaigning for and with him.  Walking in parades, knocking on doors, and attending various events together has been a great experience.  But the best part has been getting to spend a lot of time learning from, and just being with my best friend, my dad.
Dad’s three main campaign slogans: honesty, transparency, and common sense, aren’t just campaign slogans, or nice words that look great on a business card or brochure.  This is what my dad really believes.  These absolutely do describe his character and ideals.  And these ARE the principles he will use as your commissioner.  Anyone can say things.  It’s another thing to do them.  But my dad is a doer. 
My dad is an honest, godly, and upright man.  Dad never has different answers for different people.  Like I said before, he’s the real deal!  He is always honest and straightforward with everyone, as well as very transparent - another trait I admire in him.  And transparency is so key to Dad - this is something that will not change if he is elected as your District 4 Commissioner.  Always happy to answer questions, Dad wants to work on educating and involving the public, and having more transparency in board meetings.  He is accessible, ready and willing to help the people of Meeker County.  And last but not least, Dad possesses a whole lot of good ol’ common sense!  But, as someone once said, “Common sense  really isn’t all that common anymore.”  A “fresh perspective," bold leadership, and a good dose of common sense - this is the kind of leadership Dad will bring to the commissioner board.  While campaigning with Dad the last few months, I’ve had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and “talk politics” with him.  I have always admired how he takes a balanced approach, considering both sides of the issue, and yes, using common sense in his answers.  And he does all this in a way I can understand.  I am so blessed to have such a great Dad!
If you are looking for honesty, transparency, common sense, and strong leadership on the county board, vote for Mike Housman.   Dad is not your average “politician."  He’s doing this because it needs to get done, and I know he’s the one for the job!  Elect Mike Housman for District 4 Meeker County Commissioner!
 ....AND.....after all that (FUN!) work, it paid off!!!!  :)
The 62.76%...would be Dad.  :) THAT was REALLY exciting to see!!!  We had a big party election night and were sure thrilled when we saw that.  :)
Congratulations Daddy!  :) 
So, anyways, now that all the campaigning is over, I'm back.  :)  ....sorta.  I'll still be really busy with school, AND it's deer hunting season right now so I'm out on stand a lot every day.  :)  But I hope to be posting a little more now.  Lots of exciting news to share, but for now...I think this post is long enough! :) Thanks for reading. :)
~The Commissioner's Daughter  :)  LOL


Lydia Jo said...

Congratulations!!! We are so happy that your dad won! :) (It was ONE happy thing about the outcome of the elections!) Those are great pictures, too...sounds like you made some great memories with your dad and family this summer/fall - how fun! God bless all y'all!!! :)

Emily said...

Thank you so much Lydia!!! :) I know, at least there was ONE good outcome - I agree. :-( It was a really fun memorable summer/fall, that's for sure! :) Thanks again :)