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May 19 2010
5:21 pm

Posted By Craig Richardson
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I Was Elected to the MCC Governing Board

McLean Community

After campaigning for nearly 8 hours during McLean Day last Saturday, I am pleased to report that I received enough votes to become one of the four newly elected members of the McLean Community Center Governing Board.  This year's election broke records in terms of the turnout, which had largely to do the number of candidates running, a recently implemented absentee ballot option, and the beautiful weather for election day.

There are eleven Governing Board members all together, which includes nine adults and two youth members.  Our first Governing Board meeting will be next week, at which time I'll learn my committee assignments (typically you are on 2). 

I'm excited about being involve...

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May 13 2010
4:01 pm

Posted By Craig Richardson
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Will You Vote For Me?!

McLean Community

McLean Community Center Governing Board Vote Craig RichardsonI can remember a story Tip O'Neill, the former Speaker of the U.S. House and Massachusetts native, used to tell about a lesson he learned from his first campaign.  A neighbor came up to him after an election and said, "Congratulations on your win, Tip...but I just wanted you to know I didn't vote for you."  Tip responded, "Why not?"  And the neighbor responded, "Because you didn't ask me for my vote."

This story underlined Tip's now famous mantra, "All politics is local."  His point being that people want to be asked for their vote, and it shouldn't just be assumed that since you know someone, they'll automatically support you.

Anyway, the purpose of this blog is to ask for your vote.  ...

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