My good friend and former roommate, Florida Representative Scott Randolph (D-Orlando), is running for re-election in 2008.
In 2005, I stood beside Scott and Scott's wife, Susannah, as we made his first campaign T-shirts in their living room. I also set up their first paypal account, which helped them receive their very first online contributions.
I moved to Japan shortly after that, which of course led to my return to Saipan. Read the archives of this blog if you want to know the rest.
I missed out on helping Scott win his first primary election and his first general election in 2006. I'm 6,000 miles away, so the most I could do was put a campaign button on my website and send in a campaign contribution.
Scott is an environmentalist's dream come true. He is currently the Democratic Ranking Member on the Florida Committee on Environmental Protection and has spent his entire career working to protect Florida's fragile environment.
If you want to join me in helping to elect a Real Environmentalist, click HERE, and make your donation today. The maximum donation is $500 for the primary election and $500 for the general election.
Scott's opposition spent $1.7 million to defeat him last year...and lost. They'll be looking to reclaim his seat in the next election, probably spending even more money. Please donate. Every dollar will help us keep a real environmental champion in office.