Thursday, October 28, 2010

Adorableness from a candidate's family

One of the things I enjoy most about being politically active is the opportunity to really get to know the candidates, as well as their family and friends.  Politics can be a cynical game, but there are some really good, honest people involved and a number of candidates, especially locally, who I feel confident are truly running for the right reasons.

One of those candidates is Teresa Jacobs.  I've been a longtime admirer of hers because of her tough reputation as an ethics watchdog and an independent thinker.  I was proud to vote for her earlier this week during early voting, and I am looking forward to watching her get sworn in as Orange County's next mayor.

Earlier today, the Jacobs campaign sent out an email with messages for Teresa from her husband Bruce and their four children.  Call me a sap, but I just love this stuff.  I think this type of personal, heart-felt message about a candidate is important and certainly a bit of fresh air among all the nutty attack ads out there.

Here are the messages from the Jacobs Family:


When I married you 29 years ago I never in my wildest dreams thought you would ever run for political office. Actually, 29 years ago, I never thought we would have four of the greatest kids in the world. As we move into the last week of the campaign, I want you to know how proud we are of you. Against all odds, you have shown once again, why you are cherished not only by me, and the kids, but the majority of folks that you have met on the campaign trail. I know it has not been easy, but you have has stayed true to your beliefs and have not wavered. This doesn't surprise me, because you have instilled those beliefs in me as well as our children over the years. Come next Tuesday at 8:00 PM, I can't wait to tell people like I have in the past "I am Teresa Jacobs' husband", except this time, I will be saying it to the next Mayor of Orange County.

Love you always,



To say that I am proud of you would be an understatement. Throughout this entire election I have watched you stay true to yourself. I admire your honesty and integrity because I know at times it would have been easier to give up. No matter the outcome of the election you have your family, your friends and a whole lot of other people who are proud of the race you ran. Thanks for being an amazing mom and role model. I can only hope I inherited some of that!

Love always,



I can't believe that the election is just a few days away. I know it has been a long and tough journey but I want to let you know how grateful I am to have you as a mother. The strength and integrity that you have shown, truly makes me proud every time I hear people talk about you. I know for a fact I am one of many who feel this way. You have been a great mom for the past 24 years and I know you would also make a great mayor for the next 8 years!




I just wanted to tell you how proud I am of you. You have sacrificed so much to run for Mayor. I know if you win, Orange County will be a better place because of the core values you have taught us, standing behind what you believe in. We are all so proud of you and love you so very much.

Love Max


Not many people can say their mom is running for Orange County Mayor and I must say I am extremely proud of the job you have done thus far. Throughout this campaign and for the past 19 years of my life you have always taught me to have courage and to never give up. You're not only an outstanding mother but an incredible role model and leader as well. You will make an ideal Mayor for Orange County. I love you,


Awwww.  So sweet.  The little fluffy dog pictured above has not released an official statement, but I assume that he or she is also on Team Teresa. :)

For more campaign family adorableness, check out this ad from Marco Rubio's kids.

1 comment:

  1. That's great!! For some reason, it makes me think of the Palin family and the '08 election and how brutally attacked they were by many on the left and some of the right...for no good reason.


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