Exchange Exemplar: Breaking Into Politics On A Small Scale: 'Bears And Ballots'
Like a lot of people, Heather Lende got inspired by the calls to go beyond watching politics and actually take part. So she ran for a seat on the borough assembly--think city council--of Haines, Alaska.
It's a small and remote place without a lot of people, but those people can get into heated political arguments just like people anywhere else in America. Heather even ended up the target of a recall campaign.
She tells her story of holding office in Of Bears and Ballots: An Alaskan Adventure in Small-Town Politics.
This marks a return visit to the JX for Heather Lende, who visited to talk about obituaries and her book Find The Good a few years back.