I just experienced my tenth election to the General Assembly and for the first time used paid people to help get out the vote the last few days prior to the election.
The reason I took this approach was because we have changed the date of the primary from July to May and many people are not aware of this action.
Also, voter apathy is an understatement and the idea was this might help increase turnout. Unfortunately overall turnout remained under 20 percent.
I have never done robocalls (automated) and will not do live calls again because I found out people are tired of repeated unsolicited calls.
Dan Shilt was correct in his criticism in last week’s Crier and very understanding when I gave him my explanation. I think he may vote for me in November when I face Democratic opposition.
Bottom line, I should have listened to Mary (my wife) about phoning and instead gave her another opportunity to be right.
Finally, I truly appreciate being allowed to serve as your State Senator. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your comments or questions.