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Day 7: Unexpected Opportunities The Road To Mayor

June 16, 2015


Monday, June 15, 2015

Running for mayor has been some of the most exciting work I've had the opportunity to pursue.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I use Mondays to get as much work done as possible. Adding a mayoral campaign to my list of activities has added a decent amount of work to my plate. But in reality, I'm just treating this campaign like getting a new client. So getting "Sage Lewis for Mayor" up and running has been a decent amount of my time but not unbearable. (It's really fun, actually.)

So I was working away. And what happened? Tom Beres from WKYC walked into my office and did an interview with me. 

He was so nice and asked really great questions.

That was thrilling. This was my first ever TV interview.

Then just as things were settling down a big time campaign manager from past local elections stopped by my office. I'm not sure if he wants me to mention his name or not. But he was so helpful. He drastically pushed my knowledge of the campaign ahead. 

I was so thankful he came by. 

And this is what I want to say about all that: The people who want to help, donate and give advice is utterly overwhelming. 

People I have never met or had any idea were watching are appearing out of nowhere. 

People have been telling me they like what I have been saying. Many people want to help me navigate the campaign process. It's amazing.

A Monday that started with the idea of just trying to pound out some work left me breathless. 

This process is thrilling and exciting. 

And let me say this about winning:

I believe there is a path to me winning this thing. I know most insiders likely think the party will ordain Dan Horrigan as the chosen Democratic candidate.

I also know that the party will give him any amount of money he wants or thinks he needs to win.  But at the same time I have a feeling that Mike Williams has a legitimate shot at this. And the amount of money he will have will likely be significantly less that Dan. So money isn't going to be the ultimate deciding factor.

I'm not going to be able to compete with Dan's Democratic money. But I think I have something better. I think inspiring the people with new ideas and making Akron one of the great 21st century American cities is more powerful than any amount of money the Democratic machine can throw at this.

I truly believe I can win.

See you Tuesday!

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