Letters (June 9, 2010)

Local student learns through campaign

Growing up in Hillsboro, I?ve always been surrounded by a close-knit community that has nurtured me during my most impressionable years. I grew up in the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church and was a member of the youth group there. I was actively involved in sports at Hillsboro High School and was a member of the Technology Student Association and the Letterman?s Club.

After graduating high school, I decided to further my education at Tabor College on a track and field scholarship and pursue a degree in athletic training. After my first semester I decided that athletic training wasn?t the thing for me. I had always been interested in politics and decided I should study political science.

When I was young, I thought that it would be amazing to be the first woman president, but I have since decided that isn?t the route I?d like to go. I?d rather be behind a political operation than on the front lines.

When I was first introduced with the opportunity to intern with Tracey Mann?s campaign for Congress, I thought it would be a great chance for me to learn about the campaign process and to see if this was something I really wanted to do.

After doing some research on Mr. Mann and his platform, I immediately realized he was the kind of guy I would not only like to put my vote behind but would also be very honored to intern with.

During the past few weeks of working with Tracey and the rest of his staff, I have realized the great character of the people around me. Every day, I am greeted with many smiles and encouragement for the day ahead.

I have also witnessed that Tracey is the person with the right kind of experience for Kansas. Tracey is a fifth-generation farmer and he studied agricultural economics at KSU. He knows the ins and outs of the Big First?s most important industries: crop production and the livestock industry.

I feel blessed to be allowed the opportunity to intern with the Mann for Congress campaign, and I am very excited to see what this summer has to offer me.

Megan McCarty

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