I'm beginning to think I should make my campaign slogan "I Show Up."
A couple of weeks ago -- as though they'd sprouted like mushrooms in all the rain we had -- campaign signs for my opponent started popping up everywhere. Every intersection, the middle of every block. I must have counted 50 of them on the way to the Southwest Ada Neighborhood Association Candidate Forum last week.
What I didn't see there, though, was my opponent.
In fact, my opponent was the *only* candidate in District 21 -- including the county commissioner races -- who didn't show up. Even Representative John Vander Woude, who lost to my opponent in the May primary, was there with his lovely wife. But I spent the whole evening sitting next to an empty chair, with a nice big nameplate on it, since he'd told organizers he'd be there.
I had a great time listening to the good people on the eastern side of my district talk about their concerns with annexation -- a situation I face myself -- and I'm told they were impressed by me, too. I'm sorry, for his sake, that my opponent didn't recognize this opportunity for what it was.
I'd like to think that the people in my district require more from their candidates than just sticking up a lot of signs.
Like, showing up.
(But if you do want your very own Sharon Fisher yard sign, follow this link and they'll send you one for free -- you do have to pay for shipping. Or if you want to support my campaign, buy a few! Chip in with your friends!)