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Wed Oct 26, 2016, 07:26 AM

43. I consciously voted for a republican 4 years ago

I went democrat across the board with the exception of my state assemblyman. He was one of the republicans that voted for the acceptance of gay marriage in New York in 2012 and, in his justification for his vote, he won me over with his words. He stood up against the wishes of his party and did what was right in accordance to his values of respecting all people.

If it wouldn't have been for him and another republican who voted opposite of his party's wishes New York would not have legalized gay marriage when it did.

I wouldn't even think about voting republican otherwise, but he earned my vote. Unfortunately he lost in a three-way election against a democrat and another republican.

This election I might vote for another republican. He is another local politician and I have worked with him on a couple of occasions on local town projects. Currently we are trying to update a very antiquated playground at my children's elementary school and he has been instrumental in securing a $100,000 grant to do that. After working with him and having seen him work for my community it will be hard for me to vote against him.

I know I won't be popular on this forum for saying this, but not all republicans are the same. Some are decent people with a consciences who are trying to do the best for their communities. These are the sorts that can reach across the isle and work with their opposition to accomplish stuff in government. Politicians like this need to be rewarded with our votes or we are going to get more hardliners on both sides who will never be willing to negotiate and improve our nation.

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