ANNOUNCEMENT: New contributor at TPV, Andres Boland, will focus on state and local elections
Editor’s welcome note: I’d like to welcome Andres Boland, who will be focusing on local and state elections here at TPV. Andres and I connected recently, and I invited him to contribute to TPV. I have always felt that we don’t focus enough on state and local races - and we should - and that is about to change with Andres, whose first coverage piece will be up tomorrow. Below, Andres introduces himself. I am grateful and so excited! - Spandan.
Hi everyone, my name is Andres Boland. I am a proud resident of Saint Paul Minnesota, life long Democratic Farmer Labor or DFL Party member (what we call Democrats in Minnesota), and ameuter political operative (who is getting better). I am excited to begin writing for The People’s View.
This blog helped me through some of the darkest times in my life after Trump won the 2016 elections. It's time I return the favor.
I will be writing about state and local elections and why they matter. In addition to this, I will be promoting various candidates running for other offices like Senate, Representative, Governor, and other critical races, with their campaign websites and links to their Act Blue donation sites. Expect some pieces about how decisions, past and present, of state and local governments, affect disparities, especially racial disparities, quality of life, and how much the Trump administration is able to do to terrorize the people living there.
Remember, Trump cannot operate without accomplices on all levels.
A few things about me. I am on the autism spectrum, which in practice means that I have a difficult time with social situations outside of work and sensory overload. It also means I can concentrate for long periods of time without losing focus if I am interested in a topic and stay clear headed in certain situations. So in my case, it's a mixed bag. I am a regional planning and public transportation nerd. My job history is quite interesting. I have worked as a committee page for the Minnesota House of Representatives Sergeant at Arms Office, a Sales Operations Intern for Metro Transit, and a Canvasser for Senator Amy Klobuchar’s campaign.
Stay alert everyone. I am glad to be with you all.
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