Vol. 13   No. 8
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                                              Election Thoughts

For the past several months, I have felt like someone with a secret and I have been sworn to secrecy until after the
event has past. And so, you almost feel like an overfilled balloon ready to pop, but you have to stay quiet.

Since January, I have been the treasurer of Gloria Reyes’ campaign for the Madison Metropolitan School District
board. And when Gloria approached me about being the treasurer, I was flattered because one usually recruits a well-
known name to take on the treasurer position and by the way, I am a darn good non-profit accountant in my other
life.

And so before I accepted, I told Gloria that either the non-profit side of me was going to be involved or the
newspaper editor side would, but not both. She chose the non-profit accountant side, which meant that I had to
bend over backwards to make sure that the school board race coverage was fair to all involved. I wasn’t going to
use The Hues in that way. And so there was no personal profile of Gloria in The Hues or even a mention that she
was a candidate other than one story written by Hedi Rudd of the GRUMPS candidates forum and the answers to a
questionnaire submitted to Anna Moffitt and Gloria. There were three ads published in The Hues. They were fully
paid for by Gloria’s campaign and were pushed by someone not associated with The Hues. It was important to keep
everything separate.

It was a lot of fun to be engaged in this almost David and Goliath campaign where Gloria was up against an
incumbent who had more resources — human and financial — because of endorsements by organizations where the
endorsement came with resources. We ran the campaign on about $15,000.

There was a group of about five of us who would meet at Gloria’s house on Saturday afternoons to plot strategy
and plan events. And then there were a few of us who did the work. We did recruit volunteers for phone calling and
leaflet distribution on one weekend. But that was about it except for the tenaciousness that Gloria had as a candidate,
putting endless hours in and dealing with setbacks that sometimes almost doomed us to defeat. But Gloria kept her
head up and plugged away no matter what the odds were.--
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