Saturday, October 16, 2010

Big endorsement!

"Woo hoo!" "Yee ha!" "Way to go, Trey!"

These are a few of the comments I have heard from supporters in response to the Sunbury Daily Item's endorsement of my campaign in todays' paper ( -- click the "editorials" button). What can I say -- I agree with my supporters!

There are two long weeks to go, 1000 doorhangers to hang, 200 yard signs to place, radio ads to make and run, a radio interview to give and the League of Women Voters' debate to attend (this Wednesday, 10/20), but right now I am feeling very excited and hopeful. Governing is a slog, and trying to get into a position to govern is a surreal and particularly stressful slog -- you never know for sure what's going to come of your efforts, but you have to keep trying. However, this is a clear, if temporary, triumph, and I am savoring it.

Thank you for your support, and if you don't support me, thanks for reading my blog. I hope I can convince you to someday become a supporter!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Today's Daily Item interview

The Daily Item's Joe Deinlein wrote a really nice summation of my 1 1/2 hour meeting with the DI's editorial board yesterday. HOWEVER, at the very beginning he got a fact wrong -- the resulting image will sear itself into people's imaginations, I'm afraid, making it hard for them to take in the rest of Joe's excellent reporting.

For anyone who is reading this, I WAS NOT WEARING A "DANCE COSTUME" WHEN I WAS ASSAULTED IN PORTLAND, OREGON (not Seattle) IN THE EARLY 80's. I had been to a dance concert, and was nicely dressed (corduroys and a sweater, maybe?), but I wasn't wearin' no tutu. Still, I'm thinking of wearing a tutu to my next public appearance, just to show I can take a joke.

The point of my story was that I knocked the thug down and got away, but wish I had stopped to teach him a lesson so he wouldn't attack others who maybe couldn't defend themselves. Now I'm feeling kind of like the DI's coverage implies, "If he was wearing a dance costume out in public, he was asking for it..."


Oh, well...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

League of Women Voters' Debate 10/20

Good news! Fred Keller has, after all, decided to join us for the League of Women Voters' debate on Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lewisburg Area High School auditorium. I hope a lot of people come to hear how Fred, Erik Viker and I stack up against each other. I am looking forward to it.