Back in August I wrote about a friend of mine, Dana Wefer here online. Dana is a first-time candidate; at 23, she’s running for County Freeholder in Morris County, New Jersey (Freeholder is the NJ equivalent of County Commissioner, btw). She’s challenging Republican incumbent Margaret Nordstrom in a county that’s rather Republican (58-40% Bush in 2004). Nordstrom has used the power of incumbency to raise oodles of campaign contributions through play-to-pay contracts; Dana is a graduate student who’s been raising money from scratch. Nordstrom has been essentially invisible, preferring to avoid campaign events; Dana’s crisscrossed the county’s 39 towns and attended dozens of events since June. I would like this diary to show that no matter who you are or how old you are or where you’re from, you can still make a major impact in your community and your country. Dana’s been proving just that.
(Much more in the extended entry. If what’s above is enough to get you interested, go to http://www.danawefer.com to help out. Otherwise, read on…)