This is so exciting! It’s all super local elections, but they are all really good choices, so I get to pick from the best of good options. Also, most importantly, I get to see the inside of the super weird and funky Croatian Community Center again.
The guy with the family name
The minority woman with the long term political career
The young upstart minority woman with celebrity endorsements
The minority woman with less of a long term political career
My Dad’s friend from college
Two other people I don’t remember, it’s a VERY BIG RACE
Desi smart outsider candidate with adorable baby
Two other people I’m not voting for
For city clerk:
The one candidate who got her paperwork in on time
Two other people who are tentatively on the ballot but probably won’t be accepted because of paperwork issues. And they are running for CITY CLERK!!! That’s really bad, right?
Current Alderman whose husband got caught in a sex scandal two years ago and now she is divorcing him and still running for re-election.
Really sensible and progressive old white man whose positions I completely agree with, but he is an old white man
Young woman of color who speaks only in soundbites and seems to have no real positions
Young man of color who didn’t even bother to take a professional photo
Now, can you guess which of these candidates I am voting for in each election?