In starting to blog the campaign activity, I decided to go back and capture some historical events that have happened up to this point in time.
March 17, 2008 – First Campaign Meeting: We have our first meeting where we’re now strategizing about how to win the election. Fourteen people show up excited about my running. I’m now convinced that I have all that I need to run a viable campaign and actually win in November. It’s starting to get exciting.
March 2, 2008 – Decision to Run: I talk with all of the key people in my life to get their take on whether they’d be able to put up with me as I commit to doing all that it will take to win in November. I get nothing but support. I take a deep breath and decide to run. I announce my intent at the March 3 meeting of the Friends of Fremont.
January, 2008 – Friends of Fremont Forms: A group of Fremont residents forms the group “Friends of Fremont.” The goal of the group is to look at the upcoming elections in Fremont and nearby communities and try to get candidates into office that are more aligned with their policies than the current group of leaders. The group meets on a bi-weekly basis hearing from other cities that have successfully established similar advocacy groups and strategizes to determine how to bring this success to Fremont and the Tri-City area.
November, 1991 – Vinton Bacon Sr. wins seat on Mill Creek City Council: Yes, this has nothing to do with my campaign but I hope to carry on my father’s legacy of public service at the City Council level. He was known for being a strong fiscal conservative, something I would definitely strive to be myself.
My father had several hundred buttons printed up for his campaign that were never used. Finding these at his house last summer helped put the idea in my head that it would be fun to run for City Council. As an advocate of recycling, my father would be proud of my re-using his buttons.