Earlier this year I sought to get involved in local politics by getting elected as a precinct delegate for the Republican party in Berrien County. Shortly after the primary election we met at the county convention in order to discuss some party business and vote on which delegates would be attending the state convention in Lansing at the end of that month.
I did not put my name up for consideration, however I had a great desire to assist others in their campaigns. I put my name out there to a few candidates and expressed great interest in volunteering in any way that I could for their campaigns. The election in Michigan is tomorrow and I have yet to hear from any of them.
I went to the Berrien County Youth Fair with my wife and stopped by the Republican tent to see who was there and grab a little literature and see what I could do to help out. I entered the tent and was soundly ignored and dismissed by the folks running everything.
Additionally, I was informed that delegates in my county have had many different evens they’ve been involved in over the past few months. Apparently I should have been receiving information about all of this, but have been mostly left off of whatever mailing/emailing lists they have.
The one candidate I received anything from, however, was Mr. Troy Rolling running for Berrien County Commissioner, and so I will fully support and vote for him and urge you to do the same. He’s a great, hard working individual, the kind of person we would want involved in the workings of the county.
I must express my utter disappointment with the process…I would like to be more involved, but what more can I do beyond just giving my contact information and expressing an interest in doing the work I signed up for?