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Dear Growing Up Julia Readers,
I have some big news that I wanted to share with you.
I’m running for Office! Today I announced that I am seeking the Democratic nomination for the Maine House District 66 seat in my hometown of Brunswick, Maine.
My passion for politics is almost as strong as my passion for food. As I said in my first political opinion piece, I thought I would limit this blog strictly to all matters food — and leave politics to my twitter feed and work. But I cannot keep them separate. Even my heroine and this blog’s namesake, Julia Child, was politically active.
I was impelled to run for a office for a number of reasons, including the incredible responses to my political postings on this blog. You may remember my “Dear Governor” post last year. That little rant, and the conversations that it sparked, have led me to become more engaged in the workings of our legislature. Over the past year I have learned so much about what is happening in Augusta, and how it effects our lives. It is time for me to run. I will continue to blog about food and hopefully you will continue to give me feedback.
I am looking forward to this adventure and am so proud to have all of you by my side.
You can find my full announcement at www.DirigoBlue.com:
Steven Valleau said:
‘Julia’, I’m glad you’re running and especially that you want to represent one of my favorite towns in Maine. I’m afraid I have no political influence there but I’m on your side all the way. In our favor is the fact that Governor LePage represents extreme ideas in a state where common sense usually rules. Thank you for putting yourself forward.
Andrew Murphy said:
Thats Awesome! Congratulations!
So proud and happy! You’re an incredible candidate. Now I can’t wait to make tongue in cheek “Upstate New Yorkers for Mattie” bumper stickers!
You are going to be great!
I just found your blog today, a day after this announcement ran (in a search about garlic scapes!) I’m late seeing the letter to the Governor, but bravo to you, and I am in total agreement. Best of luck… I wish I lived in your district so I could vote for you!
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You went by my boyfriend’s dorm tonight at Bowdoin and he had already voted for another candidate. He felt terrible, but sent me your website, since you are a Smith grad and I go to Mount Holyoke. As soon as I saw you had a food blog, I looked it up to check out, because I love food blogs! And photography 🙂 Anyway, I now love your blog and he hopes you win. Best of luck!
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