Caucuses are coming up. I suspect a lot of us think that a caucus is just about a political party. It’s when Democrats or Republicans get together to do Democraty and Republicany stuff. I suppose that’s part of what happens at a caucus. But it isn’t the whole story. At least not to me. I […]
For most of us, New Year’s Day is about starting over and improving ourselves. We make resolutions because we have thought critically about the past, imagined something better, and then decided to put in the work to create that future. We don’t and can’t know the result of our resolutions, but we are still better […]
When it comes to politics, we’re pretty good at asking questions about where campaign money comes from — but we spend less time talking about where that money goes and how it gets spent. But transparency is important, so I want you to know where your contributions go and how we plan to be good […]
Aric kicked off his campaign with a great party at Beaver Island Brewery on Monday, November 13. Here are the speeches from that evening.
This past Tuesday, I was asked to lecture a citizenship class. My friend and colleague Emily thought our students would appreciate hearing about what it’s like to run for office. It was election day, after all, and that seemed like a good idea for a great conversation. I talked about the practical, day-to-day business of […]
In 2016, after years of serving our community as an educator and volunteer, I decided to run for the state legislature. I’d never run for office before. It was a risk and not an easy decision. But once I’d committed, I knew it was the right call. I’m from a military family, so service and […]