I recently participated in an interview with Left Ahead regarding my campaign for State Representative in the 35th Middlesex district. You can listen to the interview here. You can also listen to the interview of one of my opponents (Pat McCabe) here as well.
On a separate note, running for State Representative has changed how I look at civic engagement.
I think the “end game” of civic engagement is to turn the meaning of “speaking truth to power” on its head. Speaking truth to power needs to be when a politician or a candidate honestly communicates how they feel on an issue to voters, not the other way around as it is defined now (in a political sense). I believe that this reversal of position and power between voter and politician is the ultimate goal of civic engagement.