From Eric Falk Phillips, Kathleen Falk’s son, comes the following message
I grew up in a house where my first ‘political’ experiences weren’t fundraisers or election night parties. They were the quiet acts of people like her who will always care more about those who have nothing than those who have everything. Politics to my mom has never been about personal gain or scoring political points. It’s always been about how she could best help kids and how she could give a helping hand to families in the grip of addiction or institutional poverty.
As a kid it was my mom who took me to my first soup kitchen. It was my mom who taught me that delivering Meals on Wheels was more important than our family’s holiday dinners. It was my mom who showed me that when my classmates in grade school needed a safe place to stay at night, we’d always be the first to provide it.
These values – these living lessons – not only form the center of her character, they also represent the kind of governor she will be.
If we want to elect a governor who leads by example around the values we care about to replace a governor who divides us around the politics of partisanship, I’m asking that you help elect the candidate who’s got the experience doing it.