Supporting Brittany Pettersen for Congress is about more than just politics as usual for me
For the first time in almost a decade, since I ran for state Senate, I will open my home to a political event this Saturday evening. Ironically, it will be for the person who currently holds the office I had hoped to fill.
Along with former state Rep. Cole Wist, former FirstBank CEO John Ikard, and political activist Margaret Ash, I am hosting a fundraiser for Brittany Pettersen. We are each politically unaffiliated but have chosen to support Pettersen’s congressional campaign for a myriad of reasons.
First and foremost, Pettersen is a good, kind person and public servant. A fellow product of Jefferson County Public Schools, Pettersen survived a difficult childhood marred by mental health and substance use disorders in her family.