Ready to Run

Jolie Justus

In 2006 I was at a fundraiser brunch for a local non-profit when one of my colleagues shared the news that our state senator was not running for reelection and the election was just six months away. Perhaps I was joking, or perhaps it was the bloody mary that was served that morning, but when one of my friends chimed in and dared me to run for the open seat, I took the challenge and said I was ready to run.

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