Friday, October 06, 2006


My Civic Duty: RevGals Friday Five

1) How old were you when you voted for the first time?

18. And I was very geeky about it, too. I wanted to vote something awful. A political junkie from elementary school (one of my earliest memories is the resignation of President Nixon), I thought it was unfair that I couldn't vote prior to then. I was informed, for goodness sakes! I was bummed that it wasn't a Presidential election year.

2) What was the contest at the top of the ballot?

U.S. Senator for the state of Ohio. John Glenn. He won easily. The biggest complaint his opponent had was that he hadn't fully repaid his debts following his failed Presidential run in 1984.

3) Can you walk to your polling place?


4) Have you ever run for public office?

No way! I have campaigned for candidates. I have contributed to candidates. I will never run for a position.

My grandfather, however, was a long-serving elected Clerk of Courts. Prior to that, he was a councilman. I think my pride in him was responsible for the political bug biting me.

5) Have you run for office in a club or school or on a board?

Never voluntarily. I was rush chair in my sorority. I was elected to that. Oh, I was elected Vice-Moderator of my previous presbytery, but received a call before I was "promoted" to Moderator (for non-Presbyterians out there, that's kind of like being President). I try to avoid elected office if I can. At least until my son grows up a little more.

Rush Chair--I never made it to such a responsible post in my sorority, but I was the Rush Skit Chairman for two years!
That's pretty cool! I probably would have been better at that than at Rush Chair!
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