The 2010 Simi Valley Education Foundation Jail and Bail fundraiser is now over and I am posting entries to thank my readers that helped me reach my goal. I asked my readers to show appreciation for my blog by donating money to the Simi Valley Education Foundation and we almost doubled my goal.
Simi Valley City Council Candidate Mike Judge is running a strong campaign that in a normal year would stand out. But with a contested race for mayor it is hard for city council candidates to get their message out.
I offered to post a link to a campaign site to any candidate that donated to the Simi Valley Education Foundation as a way of showing my appreciation for helping me to raise money for local schools.
I have interviewed Mike Judge in person and on my blog before. I have always found Mike to be blunt and polite at the same time. That isn't an easy combination for most people.
I attended a fundraiser of his to find out more about his campaign and I went away from it impressed with how many people Mike has brought into local politics that might not be involved at all if it wasn't for him.
Thanks for supporting local schools. We appreciate it.
I took this video when Mike Judge first ran in 2008:
This was taken outside of a recent fundraiser of his: