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In an 80% Bush County, I am not giving up hope.

Just yesterday, my father Tom Musselman officially filed to run for the City Council of Fredericksburg, Texas, a non-partisan office.  I have been working for the last day on his campaign website, part of his efforts to better connect with the citizens of Fredericksburg.  I invite you to check it out at  Read the bio, keep up with the latest news, and also, if you live in Fredericksburg, please Join the campaign!

If you know people that live in the city, please forward the website to them.  If you have a blog, please link to it in order to get his rankings a bit higher when people go to look for it on the web.  He has to compete with my own name as it is right now.

Tom Musselman for Fredericksburg City Council

The filing photos should be ready in the next day or two.  Ads are already running on the air and the first print ad will be in this week's Wednesday paper. I am basically his campaign consultant.  And I would welcome your thoughts.

Originally posted to KTinTX on Tue Feb 08, 2005 at 12:51 AM PST.

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  •  Recommended (none)
    Good luck to you and your father. I hope you learn a lot working for his campaign, and maybe you'll run yourself someday.

    There have been several Kossians or relatives of Kossians in the last few weeks who wrote diaries announcing a run for political office. It might be time to devote a subsection of the diaries to campaign announcements and updates, or perhaps Kos could expand to include local contests and accept diaries. This type of central hub for the blogosphere could make a huge difference, particularly in the lesser-known races such as your father's run for CIty Council.

    Howard Dean didn't lose... the country did.

    by buddhistMonkey on Tue Feb 08, 2005 at 01:30:04 AM PST

  •  Hope you follow in your dad's footsteps (none)
  •  Web site looks great, KT! (none)
    And kudos to your Dad for running.  Fredericksburg is one of my very favorite places . . . the town's architecture, the small shops, the wineries and the restaurants are wonderful.  In addition to the in-town restaurants, I love the place that I think is called the Hill Top Diner.  The Nimitz museum is fabulous, as is all the nature that surrounds the town.

    More to the point of your father's campaign, what I love best about these things I love about Fredericksburg is that you can enjoy them without feeling like you are in a tourist trap.  Fredericksburg still feels like a real live town, and a beautiful and charming one, at that.  If he can find a way to maintain that feeling, it would be good for residents and visitors alike.  Good luck!

    •  P.S. (none)
      I forgot to mention that, even though you are in the  middle of Bush country, my understanding is that lots of the people in the area are highly educated rebels who have relocated there to run wineries, B&Bs or producing farms, etc., or to brew beer (I have a friend who lives in the country there and brews beer in the winter, then runs his fishing business in Alaska during the summer).  I have talked to some of them; others I have only read about.  But it seems to me that they are a growing part of the town's population, and that they are more free thinking, possibly to the left, possibly libertarian.  If you could appeal to them and get them to vote, that would give your Dad a leg up.  I'm assuming because he has lived in Fredericksburg so long that he already knows and has the hearts (and votes) of many old-timers.  Just random thoughts from someone who doesn't live there, but wouldn't mind it!  :)
    •  Wow (none)
      This is what I love about Dkos, I usually end up finding people that know of otherwise local and unknown areas.  The Hill Top Diner is actually one of the places that my father served tables at for years in the 90s to complement his teaching salary.

      One of the big issues is one you point out, trying to find a balance between local and "economic prosperity" which in many cases relies on selling our "local charm".  

  •  what date is the (none)
    election scheduled?

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