My Cousin Melissa Fox is running for Irvine City Council. She has been running a ‘retail’ campaign for the better part of a year and a half. That’s hands shaken, doors knocked, lunches munched. All this while continuing to be an attorney full time. It’s more than I could do.
We had to leave early, but joined her briefly for a victory party. It’s too early to tell.
That’s all we’ve got so far. The top two names are elected. Melissa currently trails by .6%. It’s about 10-15% of what’s expected.
The conventional wisdom is these first results from mail-in ballots skew Republican. We’ll see.
It’s fair to say I’ve never met anyone more focused on a goal and willing to work harder than Melissa. She’s pretty amazing. I hope she wins. She’d be good for this city.