Mr. Lyman goes to a convention.

On March 24, 2012 I attended the Boulder County Republican convention in Longmont, Colorado.  This was to be my second venture into active politics, after the neighborhood caucus meeting on February 7, 2012.  My goal was to become a state delegate for Ron Paul.  Hindsight being 20/20 I should have debuted years earlier, but my occupation can be quite time intensive and everyone knows that procrastination pays off now instead of later.  In the course of the convention it was made known that a number of elections were being uncontested by Republicans, and subsequently Democrats were more or less only competing against each other.  I’ve always been annoyed with political choice being limited to only two major parties (not to marginalize Libertarians, I love seeing them on the ballot, but the system is obviously stacked in favor of a two party structure); being limited to only one major party choice on a ballot is exponentially annoying.

When the county chairman announced the vacancies I was invited by one of my precinct members to fill the vacancy for State Representative in HD (House District) 12, but I laughed it off, I was convinced that someone would stand-up and fill the void, but no one did.  By the time we separated into house districts I was becoming anxious about the vacancy, they said the vacancy would go to a committee to decide the nominee if no one volunteered.  I didn’t like that idea.  It must have shown on my face because when they invited, for the last time, nominations to fill HD 12, a fellow convention attendee turned to me and asked if I wanted to be nominated.  Now I don’t profess to be providentially privileged, but I pay attention to coincidence.  Two identical invitations from two different strangers were more than I could ignore and I said, “Yes”.  As they say, the rest is history.

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Russ, If you find yourself running against Mike Foote you should definitely read my recently released book, Bogus Allegations. The book details the seven months that my husband was on bail waiting prosecution by the Boulder DA. Mike Foote was the DA. He proceeded in the prosecution despite the absolute lack of any evidence, no witnesses, no prior instances, confused and irrelevant testimony by individuals who did not see the supposed "crime", etc. I think if your constituents read the book they will realize that Foote is weak careless, pompous and incompetent. No one with any sense should want Foote to represent them regardless of their party affiliations. You can contact me via either Facebook or my (developing) website or I guess by responding to this post. Good luck. .

May 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Gesse
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