My first foray into electoral politics was in high school, where I ran for student council treasurer on a platform that I have mostly forgotten (although I do recall something having to do with a Coke machine). Despite being backed by the best campaign video ever (set to The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again”), I ended up losing a close race.
Fast forward to my third year of law school. I ran for class representative to the Student Bar Association (aka Law School Student Council) and won! Finally! I had won something! My time on the SBA was spent largely planning budgets, addressing concerns of other students, and involving myself in subcommittees (the “social activities” subcommittee was pretty popular). It turned out to be an excellent preparation for the networking side of law practice to which I would become accustomed.
Now, I have thrown my hat in the ring at the community level. Fishtown is, by virtue of geography, part of the New Kensington Community Development Corp. (NKCDC). NKCDC has a Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC), consisting of a number of neighbors throughout the boundaries of the CDC, which includes Fishtown and parts of East Kensington. The NAC serves many purposes, primarily as the community outreach arm of the NKCDC. I have decided to run for a position on the NAC in order to give something back to the community that I have adopted as my personal and business home.
How can you vote for me, you ask? Simply show up at NKCDC Headquarters, 2515 Frankford Ave., on January 16, from 4 pm to 8 pm and cast your vote. It’s that simple!