Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Caucus Meeting

I went to my caucus meeting last night, and it was actually quite...frustrating. First, they posted the wrong address on the website, so I and about a dozen other caucus-goers stood outside a locked pre-school until we were able to track down someone who knew the real location. By the time I arrived, the meeting had already started. So that pretty much dashed any hopes I had of being nominated or elected to anything. Besides, my city's mayor and two of its councilmen are in my precinct, so they and their sphere of influence dominated the elections. I am not criticizing that specifically, but since I'm a new arrival to my city and neighborhood, no one knows me yet. It will take more time and political activity before I am able to have much influence in my area. I had heard of other precincts having only a handful of people show up, so a small part of me had hoped to be able to jump right in and be involved. But fortunately, my little neighborhood has a good pool of community minded residents already involved at the caucus level.

4 comments:

Ashlee said...

You wanting to go for City Council or something? I need an explanation on this one because I was unaware of your thinking here. What are you wanting to get "active" about?

Cameron said...

No, not city council. The caucus is for political party convention delegate elections and precinct leadership elections. I had hoped to be a part of that, but it didn't work out.

J. Doug said...

Cam,
Sorry that it was a frustrating event. I hope it at least was a good experience, right? ....
I went to ours and was elected a county delegate. It was good. I am excited to continue my involvement.
The one thing that you have going for you know is in my book you have the right to officially complain. I'll make a post on my blog about this- hopefully tonight.
-Doug

SeƱor Dangriga said...

So long as you're not selling your soul to Eagle Forum...