Somebody asked me a few days ago who I’ve met on the campaign trail. That answer, truth be told, is pretty long. But here we go:

  • Just last weekend, I met Juana, a 35-year-old from East Penn who told me she’s thinking about sitting out this election because “no matter who she votes for, nothing changes.” She was upset that she lives paycheck to paycheck, is underemployed, and hears all the good news of the economy which has changed her life little. I looked behind her and saw her daughter, about 8 or 9 years old, and I said, “Don’t vote for you or me, vote for her.” We had a good hug at the door. She’ll be at the polls on November 5th
  • The concern about the future of Scott Farm in Middlesex Township brought me to Carl, a 61-year-old who helped me circulate a petition to help me bring federal attention to this important landmark on the Appalachian Trail.
  • Anna is a 40-year-old conservative Republican from Hampden who worked for John McCain. We had a good chat about what he stands for, and she said she always supports the candidate based upon the ideas they bring to the table. She said she heard the buzz about me when I knocked on her door and will be supporting me on November 5th.
  • John, a 42-year-old local business owner from South Middleton who owns a restaurant and whom we shared stories (and a quick drink when he invited me inside during the primary’s coldest day) on how we envision Cumberland County’s future.
  • 55-year-old Mary lives on Pitt Street in Carlisle, and she told me how much she loves the town and always votes, but she’s worried about the homeless. I put her in touch with a council candidate there and they’re working together on a plan to provide that needed help.
  • Ethan is a 20-year-old Shippensburg University student who heard me speak about how I registered 5,000 students to vote at Bloomsburg, fixing the problems of our town then, and felt inspired to do something similar.
  • Imani, a 27-year-old from Upper Allen who is excited to vote in her first local election “because I never knew how with such a low turnout, my vote matters more.”
  • Right off of 32nd St. in Camp Hill is where I met Paul, a 78-year-old retired union Pipefitter who sat out the last few elections but is back on the train, and his dog, Harry.
  • In Silver Spring, I traded business cards with Lakshmi, who, with her husband, Vishnu, are in their 40s and liked my ideas about encouraging Airbnb entrepreneurship.
  • Kyle is a 38-year-old professor at Dickinson College, and we knocked doors together in Dickinson Township and had some great conversations with one another and voters about the power of education.
  • Speaking of, I met Julie, a 54-year-old Air Force retiree who works at a free after-school program helping needy kids in Lower Allen Township.
  • And last night I met Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who, like many statewide candidates, is starting to look at Cumberland County because you can feel the excitement here.
*All names have been changed to protect citizens’ privacy
  • There are thousands of others I’ve met, but I certainly can’t meet every one of the 40,000+ voters we’re expecting in this campaign.
  • With just NINETEEN days to go, help me reach more by pitching the ability to knock doors, donate dollars, or share this to get friends on board!