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Coming out of the State Convention :)

Kathleen Villanueva - Official National Delegate for Utah Congressional District 1

I still can’t believe I won the election for the National Delegate spot in representation of my district. I’m so stoked. Now I just need to figure out how I’m going to pay for this trip, but that’s the least of my worries.

It feels so great to have made an accomplishment. I need to make these little achievements from time to time to remind myself that I’m still making progress, even though I’m not exactly where I want to be. I’m so lucky to have this opportunity. I probably won’t ever run for national delegate again so that someone else can have this chance – I’m just so stoked to be able to say I was able to attend the Democratic National Convention as a 21-year old. Now I’m going to aim for becoming a Super Delegate once I’ve become accomplished enough & “stomped ass” on enough Republicans! Haha. And I won’t be afraid to vote for myself next time – So many people reprimanded me for not doing so this time! I don’t know why I felt so uncomfortable doing it. asdf;kljsa

I just wanted to add this little note – the thing that was really sad about the convention is that there were a lot of great candidates and volunteers who worked really hard and invested lots of time and financial resources on their campaigns, but there could only be one nominee. Delegates had tough decisions to make last weekend. I really liked Dean Collinwood in that I thought he was a good candidate with solid values, but I had a feeling that Jay Seegmiller would win the nomination because of his excellent track record and all his great accomplishments as a state legislator. I can’t vote in District 2, but I’m excited to see Jay Seegmiller take on Chris Stewart. (Who the heck is Chris Stewart? o.O) It was really sad to see Pete Ashdown booted out of the race because he’s such a nice man with wonderful perspectives and good intentions. I shook his hand and thanked him for running after the convention. But I am confident that Scott Howell has great potential to beat out whoever the Republican nominee is. This is going to be such an exciting race!

If anyone who supported me during this election is reading this, I want to personally thank you for believing in me more than I even believed in myself. This is such a great opportunity and I owe it to so many great people. Please keep in touch! And make sure to vote for Donna McAleer for UT-CD1 on June 26th in the Primary!

When I heard Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT2) stumble on my last name, my heart jumped and I couldn't believe I had won!

And here are some features in the St. George News covering the convention results, & the Salt Lake Tribune where my tweet was published! Gosh, I’m just really excited to be a part of the political process – such an awesome experience.

I don’t know what these stepping stones will lead to in my next chapter of life, but whatever it is, I look forward to it.

Also, I interview with the Philippine Embassy tomorrow about my ambassador application – Ah, It feels great to have so much to be happy for lately.

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My Run for National Delegate

I may be going way over my head for doing this, but I really, really want to go to the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina this year to vote for Obama.

The candidate list came out today. Holy moly, there’s a lot of people running this year. I hope playing the card that I’m “young and would like to get involved” will help me win this election. I will probably have better luck in winning in the First Congressional district in which I live, rather than At-Large. I want this so bad because I know it would be a rewarding experience and it would put my name out there. I don’t want to fly under the radar anymore. I know I’m young and I’m just starting out, but I already want to be doing something meaningful for my community. This might just be the best way to get my foot in the door.

Wish me luck!

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