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Old 07-14-2018, 07:05 PM
 
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I agree with banjomike, politicians are usually sociable and approachable. I live in Alabama and know (as in they know my name) all my elected officials, from the city council to state senator to my Congressman. When I was younger, someone commented that 'I drive like I know the judges' - and it's true! BTW I have slowed down a lot.

I also try to be a good citizen, so I volunteer for a campaign every election cycle, in addition to donating to campaigns.

banjo - yeah, politicians like talking about other subjects - for example I've spoken at length with my Congressman about Roman history and the movie 'Firefly'...
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Central NJ and PA
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Yep, I do. While living in NYC, Gail Brewer used to come to some of our Public School functions, and I helped out on her campaign. I went to Albany for a gun-rights rally, and made an appointment to see Adriano Espaillat. That douche didn't even have the courtesy to show.


Now, in NJ, I don't know my state-level legislators as well, but I can tell you who's on our town council and who our mayor is. In PA, I only know one local person, but know who my assembly members are and who the senators are.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:01 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I know most of the major statewide officer holders here in Louisiana. I honestly can't name the parish council members here since I only moved back a year ago, but I do know that they are all Republicans so that's enough for me. I was more involved in politics when I lived in Maryland and WV because there was more conflict and more things to fight about.

I live in a parish (county) where 84% of the vote went to Trump and all the parish wide offices are Republican (and these are true conservatives and Christians not RINOs) so there's nothing to raise hell about. I pay more attention to statewide stuff because there are more Democrats on the statewide level hence more battles to fight, for example I'll be volunteering for whatever Republican goes against Governor Edwards when his term's up.
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