Congressman O'Rourke listened to people just like you and I who asked him questions on health care, immigration, the state of our country, net neutrality, veterans affairs, and much more. He continued to answer questions and listen to stories of people who had deep concerns. Afterwards he took time to meet with everyone that stayed to get a photo and possibly answer questions that he wasn't able to address in the large crowd. At the end of his time in Columbus the congressman approached me and introduced himself asking who I was with. I told him I was with him and would like to be a part of the campaign when he is in the area and my gift was taking photos. He was thrilled to have me and even more excited to have me as a part of the campaign when he saw some of the photos I took the later that day when I sent them to the campaign.
Over the past month I have learned that it is easy to sit in the wings and talk about doing something for the betterment of your community, country, or world. It is another thing to do it. While I consider myself a sports photographer the two things that I have done in my time as a photographer that have the most meaning to me is capturing the story of the flooding from Hurricane Harvey and following the Beto O'Rourke campaign. While I love sports photography I want to use my talents and be involved in something that is bigger than anything I have ever done and I am excited to see how this campaign turns out and grateful to be a part of it.
If you are interested in more information on Beto O'Rourke visit his website at betofortexas.com and get involved. I can't wait to see where the O'Rourke campaign goes and am looking forward to being there for its victory on November 6th.