Not all heroes wear a cape.
Courtesy of WaPo:
Juli Briskman, the cyclist who flashed her middle finger at President Trump’s motorcade — and lost her job at a government contracting firm as a result — is parlaying an act of resistance into a run for local office in Northern Virginia.
The 51-year-old marketing executive said this week she will file the paperwork to challenge Suzanne M. Volpe, a Republican who represents the Algonkian District on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in 2019.
The county reliably votes for Democrats at the state and federal level, but Republicans maintain control of the board, 6 to 3, and Republicans have represented the county in Congress for nearly 40 years.
Democrats hope voter hostility toward Trump, combined with a recent population boom and demographic changes, will help them oust Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) in November and turn the Board of Supervisors blue in 2019 county elections.
Briskman said she didn’t consider seeking public office until last October, when she was forced out of her government contracting job for, as she sees it, exercising her First Amendment rights.
I have no idea if this Briskman will win this election but if she does more power to her.
I actually think she should use that photo at the top as her campaign flyer.
Hell if just hating Donald Trump is key to winning elections I should throw my hat in the ring for Anchorage Assembly or something.
I used to think that my strong opinions, written for all of the world to see, would make running for office impossible, but clearly, this is a new day in America.