Saturday, April 21, 2012

And the winner is....

I took this image on Tuesday, April 17th at 9:16 a.m.-the day of the run off election for Rio Rancho City Council District 4. My husband, Mark Scott was a candidate in this election and he had been working tirelessly, non-stop in the weeks coming up to the run off (and with the initial election that was on March 6th too). When I took this image (because it made for an interesting shadow shot), there was no way to predict what the out come of the election would be.

It was a suspense filled day. And, a very long one for my husband since he chose to be near one of the polling places from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (crazy, if you ask me!) to answer questions. By 7:20 that evening, he got the call. He won. It's still sinking in. It is hard to run against the incumbent on a shoestring budget. It takes a bit of insanity along with courage and commitment to enter into something like this. Trust me, it's not for the money and it's not for power.
But, I am very proud of him and his accomplishments. Not once did his campaign go negative-it was a choice that we both made from the start-a vow to not go negative.
I know the next 4 years will present a lot of challenges for him and for both of us, but we'll get through it one day at a time. I know too, that I will have even less of husband than I have in the past, but I also know that he is a good man for the job.

"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." (Martin Luther King)

Every week, a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted! You can view all of my 2011 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account. Click here to view them.


robin. said...

congrats to hubby. and to the both of you for staying on the positive side-not the negative. wish there were more of that in the political world!! happy SSS!!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Paula, that is terrific! I can only echo what Robin has written! We do indeed need more positive people in public office and they are in short supply these days! Congratulations to your husband and to you!! Celebrate the weekend!


Kelly said...

Congratulations on your husband's win!! That's great news! You've provided an interesting shadow shot for us today. :)

Cassie said...

Cool! Congrats to your hubby (and you as well, since you are the lady behind the man). I always hate when opponents drag out the dirty tricks...either party. Even better that you won on a shoestring budget. Happy SSS!

Ralph said...

Congrats to Mark for his win - a win that was based on the issues and his ideals for those he represents. To compete with honor, the work leading to this win an example of his desire to help all constituents. A wonderful look at electoral politics and a refreshing change to the sniping we see these days..Admiration for the new office holder and his campaign assistant!

Joan said...

It will be a new and exciting beginning for the both of you!
Now you will have a photo to remember the day. :)

BLOGitse said...

I agree with others!
Politics is hard work. Your hubby is lucky to have a supportive wife - stay strong!
Happy Sunday!


Wow....a celebrity councilman in our midst!!! How wonderful for your husband.


chubskulit said...

Congratulations and good luck on the responsibilities. Thanks for your beautiful contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Come see the Flag in the Wood shadow. Have a blessed Sunday!

Kate said...

Congratulations! New Mexico politics needs more honest politicians to help lead that state!


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