Monday evening I attended a meeting of the greater Kansas City group, Politico Cambio (Political Change). The group included Theresa Garza Ruiz, Jackson County Missouri 1st District Representative.
They group offered some good advice and suggested a few immediate steps I need to take:
- Recruit a treasurer for my campaign
- File additional papers required by Kansas like “Statement of Substantial Interest for Local Office”
- Identify five essential points of my campaign
- Get a suit
That’s right. I don’t own a suit. Isn’t that crazy? I mean, I have a sports coat but I never really needed a suit in my college career. Even when I served as an intern at The Kansas City Star, I got funny looks when I wore a dress shirt and tie.
I figure I’d better put some of my free time during the break to good use and bone up on campus history — specifically trustee history. I’ve started reading “The Community’s College: A History of Johnson County Community College 1969-1999” by Charles Bishop. I’ve read sections of it in the past when I worked at the student newspaper, The Campus Ledger.
I hope he’s working on adding a few more chapters. Over the past two years, the college has probably experienced it’s most dramatic changes in it’s 40 year history. I wonder if he needs a collaborator …
I’m officially a candidate for the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees — again.