Some days—amidst all of the campaign chaos and stress—something unexpected and validating happens that puts everything right.

Last year I met a woman through my free lance business. She is a care facility administrator in Albany. We hit it off immediately and since that time have stayed in touch through emails and occassional hone calls.    

Yesterday my new found friend and I had a chance to talk in person and catch up on our individual lives. When I told her I was running for state assembly, she immediately regaled me with stories about her friends who have served or are currently serving in office. That, in turn, led to a lively discussion about politics and the need for strong women candidates and office holders.

 After much debate and laughter, my friend told me that she was going to donate to my campaign to help me win. She then added that after my November victory, she will help me find an affordable living space in Albany and introduce me to the city, so that my transition to lawmaker will be smooth and manageable.

It never ceases to amaze me the many ways that people step up to support my candidacy…even those who are newly part of my world. Guess it’s true that everything happens for a reason.