I have just been notified that it is OK to go ahead and spill the beans early; so, instead of waiting until tomorrow at noon, you get the EXCLUSIVE story right now:
Jack Roberts will be officially announcing his candidacy for the Supreme Court of Oregon tomorrow, at 12 noon, at the Eugene Public Service Building!
Jack invited me to attend his announcement; however, I am unable to make it in person due to my class schedule. But I am happy to spread the word! And here is an exclusive statement from Jack:
This is not a step I'm taking lightly, but the positive reaction I received from people based on the interview that ran on your blog helped convince me that this is the right thing to do. Diversity on the bench has to mean more than just gender and geography. The Supreme Court also needs to reflect a diversity in philosophy and life experience such as I bring to this race. I'm looking forward to a positive campaign worthy of the highest court in the state.
I can't even begin to describe the feeling I have, hearing from a major political figure that something I did on my humble little blog played a role in his decision to run for one of the most important offices in the state. Blogs really are making a difference in politics!