Monday, November 13, 2006

Getting into the groove

Today was a good day working at the District 40 office. The day started outside of the office. I accompanied Rep. Peña to E. B. Guerra Elementary in Edinburg where he was scheduled to speak for their Veterans Day program. It was a nice event. They had a choir, mariachi, a couple of inspiring veterans, and an ROTC presentation. Afterwards, the school had menudo and tamales for the guest veterans who attended.

After that, I went back to the office while Rep. Peña went to speak to STC Nursing students on Ridge Road in McAllen. Orlando took up that event. He suggested we alternate events.

About the most exciting thing today is that I worked on my first press release for Rep. Peña. Of course, I didn't do it all by myself. I solicited Orlando's help after getting the basic outline done. He showed me the basic structure of a press release and gave me some tips on how to flesh it out. In case you get a chance to read the press release, it was about a bill that the Rep. has submitted to require a paper trail on all electronic voting systems.

Overall, much of the groundwork for doing what I will be expected to do in Austin is underway. I think I will be adequately prepared to meet the demands of the job once the session starts. I really am getting into the groove.
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