OK, Political Retirement is FINALLY here!

I will not be posting any more on ColoradoPols or DenverPols. I am also going to (try very hard) to not read either blog anymore so I am not tempted to correct people when they are wrong about election issues.

I hate long wordy beginnings to diaries, so I placed my reasons after the jump.

I have been threatening to drop out of the political scene for quite a while, but I held on this long so I could try to have a voice in the redistricting conversation. That conversation is now out of the poltical arena and in the courtroom, so I no longer have a role. I stuck up for Denver’s neighborhoods and for the voting privacy of people who live in small slivers within a district. I am proud of that.

I have already essentially dropped out of Democratic Party activity for several months now. My last role will be to run the HD9 assembly next spring, which as Chair, I do as a non-voting administrator.

Furthermore, I am trying very hard to find permanent work in an elections office (I’m sick of temping!) and am at various places in the hiring process in multimple jurisdictions. Being overtly political is a great hinderance in that quest.

Finally, I have been doing political activism for over 30 years now (I started VERY young) and I am tired. The nature of the beast has changed. There was a time when D’s and R’s could work together on common ground issues and argue respectfully about the rest of it. But now the two parties can’t even get their poop in a group enough to save the country from financial disaster or to protect the health of the American people.

7 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Aristotle says:

    There was no one on this blog with your depth of knowledge regarding the mechanics of the election process. While various insiders and insightful people come and go, but there’s never been another polster who knows what you do.

  2. I’d like to echo Ari’s comments – your knowledge of election processes was an invaluable addition to the site.

    I wish you the best in finding a job working on that which inspires you.  You’ll be a great addition to wherever you’re hired!

  3. DavidThi808 says:

    All the best in your new job. And if the new job is up here in Boulder email me and I’ll buy you lunch.

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