I'm not sure if you knew this about me, but I'm kind of interested in politics (laugh, laugh -- I know). As such, a tremendous opportunity presented itself; and I find myself right smack in the thick of "it" as the newest member of the Scott Howell for US Senate campaign.
Officially, I'm the new Communications Director. You can read the press release about the job, etc. HERE. I'm really thrilled to work on the campaign.
Scott is passionate about ENDING THE GRIDLOCK in Washington so we can focus on the real issues like keeping the Economy moving forward, Education and a comprehensive Energy & Nature policy -- All very key issues for yours truly.
Team Howell, (aka the "WE") has been awesome about my first priority: being a Mother -- which is really the only way I could've signed on. I would never want to look back on this period of my life and say "I'm so sad I missed out on Zoë's time as a baby!" Instead, my goal is to look back on this time and say: "Wow! It was crazy but we had a blast, and we have no regrets." So rest assured, we will still be making plenty of time for fresh baked breads, time in the garden, nursing (that's never ending, really), cloth diapers (slight, "ugh") and travel (though not with cloth diapers... a girl's got to have her limits).
In the interest of full disclosure, I'm also stoked to have my kids experience the electricity of political events -- I know Holden's going to get a kick out of it. Like his mom, that kid feed's off other people's energy. And I want my kids to know their mom is civically minded and have an appreciation for the political process. (It isn't inherently bad.) So yes, they'll get to spend some time at campaign headquarters too.
I'm sure I'll have plenty more to say with this upcoming election cycle. In the meantime, I hope you'll check out Scott's website and get a little more familiar with him and his stance on the issues. He may surprise you with just how moderate his thinking is...as one aide, talking about Scott said to me, "Seems just as conservative, twice as competent."
End the gridlock. Vote Howell.