I’ve written before about the freedom of opinion that resulted from leaving my full-time job at a newspaper a couple of years ago. About how I was then able to volunteer for a political campaign that I believed in during the 2012 elections, and about how I like and admire people whose politics don’t necessary agree with mine. And I’ve also mentioned my good friend Al Kesselheim, pictured above, a writer that I’ve worked with for nearly a decade and partnered with to put out Montana: Real Place, Real People.
I’m proud to say that Al is running for City Commissioner here where we both live in Bozeman, Montana, and I’ve helped him put together a website. Al and I have driven thousands — maybe tens of thousands — of miles together, covering stories over the past nine years or so, so I’ve gotten to know him well. He’s a great guy with a healthy and rational outlook on the way things are and the way they should be. And I believe he’ll make a great city commissioner.