I was doing yard work on a sunny day when a friend appeared. He was stumping for a congressional candidate. We began talking.
I only knew a few of the candidates.
There's a guy who is a state legislator, a retired cop, a lawyer from the Harrisburg area and a self-professed "leader" of what I don't have a clue.
I don't know these people.
Then, there is Chris Reilly. He dedicated two decades to York County as a commissioner.
I'm happy with the way the county is run -- well managed, transparently, responsibly and with accountability. I like Reilly's style -- his grassroots, consensus-building approach to governing.
He's a leader and a partner who treats people with respect.
As a former reporter of 25 years in York and Adams counties, I covered many political races. Voters want their elected officials to build their good name in time and with their actions. They aren't distracted by slick political campaigns or last-minute fliers from people they don't know or who haven't earned their attention.
Chris has earned my attention and my vote for Congress.