I have thought about entering political life. Yeah, that thought passed.
Politics as a spectator sport is interesting to watch from afar and now interesting to watch up close. My Cousin Melissa, a brilliant attorney and community leader, is running for Irvine City Council. She and my Cousin Michael are very active politically.
Just running is a full time job!
Irvine has around a quarter million people. The two seats up-for-grabs are both elected at-large. There’s little local media. Shaking hands and personally making contact work best.
She asked if we’d host a small get-together at our house. That was tonight.
Helaine catered. I love when she bakes. For the next few days–leftovers.
After a while everyone came out on the patio and Melissa spoke about her plans. I like a lot of Melissa’s ideas. She’s especially on target with development, a continuing feature of Irvine. She loves this city and we do too.
I guess this really makes us Californians.