Jason received almost 36 thousand votes for Mecklenburg County
Commissioner at-large. That compares to to 44 thousand for Gary
Johnson and 93 thousand for Barbara Howe statewide. Jason tripled the
previous record for that race (13k for Jack Stratton), and quintupled
my own total of 7k in that race in 1998. I am happy to yield that award!
I suggest that Jason's success highlights the impact of
local-government races for our party.
"The troublemakers, they are those who are not contented with God's
gifts of good food, drink, music, women, profit. No, they bring on
misery because they must play at being God themselves; they will be
our Saviors with a capital ass."
-Nicholas van Rijn, interstellar merchant