I’m not a candidate.

I’ve thought about it for a couple of weeks now, and I’ve made up my mind not to run for House of Delegates.

If I run, I work for the good of a single seat. If I don’t run, then I can continue and markedly expand my efforts to help influence the outcome of House of Delegates races across the state. I cannot do both of these things simultaneously. I’m not sure that it’s the right decision, but I have selected what seems to be the greater good.

If I don’t get the funding that I’m seeking for the organization that I’m setting up to benefit Democrats this November, then I may end up doing neither, which would be a terrible shame. So I’m redoubling my efforts on behalf of Democrats across the state, and I hope to make a strong difference how things turn out come Election Day. Perhaps just not in the way that I’d considered making a strong difference.

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Waldo Jaquith (JAKE-with) is an open government technologist who lives near Char­lottes­­ville, VA, USA. more »

6 replies on “I’m not a candidate.”

  1. Time for a Draft Waldo movement? I have a fair amount of experience with Draft Clark, and we all know how THAT worked out. Ha ha. (well, at least we succeeded in “drefting” him!)

  2. I don’t know much about former mayor Tuscano. Sure he’s a good guy.

    Personally, I REALLY wish our last mayor, Cox, would run. That guy is SICK SICK SICK.

  3. Personally, I REALLY wish our last mayor, Cox, would run.

    Maurice lives up in Massachusetts now — his wife got a position at (IIRC) Harvard that will keep them up there at least until fall.

  4. Yeah I know. I met with him at Sorensen last year. He’ll be back though – hopefully for Creigh’s seat.

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