Names: Ruth Higgins and Al Krause.
This year they have worked on the election campaigns of Seth Fleetwood, Satpal Sidhu and Joy Monjure, and on the re-election campaign of Congresswoman Suzan DelBene.
Higgins also is part of a letter-writing group and a member of an outreach committee charged with organizing parades and manning booths at fairs and festivals. Krause helps Higgins in those endeavors and handles phone calls and door-to-door canvassing.
“This is the most active I have ever been,” Higgins says.
There isn’t much time for rest, because as soon as one task is accomplished they have more tasks added to their to-do list.
“If you suggest it or think about it, it becomes yours,” Higgins says.
“It’s a healthy way to spend your time and you’re helping in the civic process,” Higgins says.
Getting to know people is just as important as the political cause, Krause adds.
“Knocking on doors, we learned a lot of people in our community,” he says.