Yep, that's right. I ran for office, lost badly, and am perfectly OK about it.
Before you think I'm nuts, let me explain:
I've been a precinct delegate twice before--basically, I run for delegate anytime there happens to be an open slot with no one else running, so I can vote at the county convention. I make sure to only do so if there's no other Democrats running, because, to be perfectly honest, I'm not particularly good at the legwork that a real delegate is supposed to do (canvassing, phone banking, etc etc).
This time around, I registered 2 days before the filing deadline...but apparently a young woman registered one day before.
I didn't realize that anyone else had registered, so I promptly forgot all about it until this morning, when I saw that both of our names were on the ballot.
I happen to know this woman from a local ballot campaign that we both worked on earlier this year for a high school bond issue, so I know she's involved and will do a good job (better than me, no doubt)...so I voted for her.
My wife did vote for me (thank you dear!), as did 12 other people, which I appreciate. :)
Thus endeth my all-too-brief political career, as I lose "re-election" in a crushing defeat.
DELEGATE TO COUNTY CONVENTION Charter Township of Bloomfield, Precinct 24 (Prec-0224)
Vote for not more than 1
Stephanie M. Crider . . . . . . . . 46 77.97 22 24
Charles Matthew Gaba. . . . . . . . 13 22.03 8 5
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0 0