Well, I came up thirteen votes shy of victory. But I feel as though I did not lose. We had over a 60% turnout. Folks were able to vote throughout the day, instead of the usual “after” work only time-table. I have also been offered a position with the union, from my vague understanding, gathers political information and then puts it all together in written form, that explains WHY the union’s top leadership wants folks to vote as they tell em’ to. I had to ask the lady if she realized who she was offering this to? And that she realized that I am the opposed to almost all of the CSEA’s political views.
So overall, I am pleased with my performance: I know I followed all the rules of the election, I never spoke ill of my opponent, and I did not say anything I thought people “wanted” to hear. Bottom line, I was honest.