"[My supporters] are average, everyday people, struggling with high taxes, and a system that fails to listen to their needs. I am proud of this showing of support and endorsements from the people that I run into."
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
Travis County voters have been going to the polls for ten days in a large turnout before early voting closes this Friday. Especially notable on the ballot this year is Tax Assessor/Collector candidate Vik Vad, who has gained recognition throughout the city of Austin and surrounding areas through his very active campaign. By not letting political party, geographic location, or any other factor get in the way of his outreach efforts, he has successfully embraced many of the diverse people that proudly call central Texas home, and garnered their vote as well.
What surprises many people about this Republican candidate is his striking ability to get along, work with, and inspire the confidence of even strong Democratic voters. Dara Magie, a Democrat activist who has never voted for a Republican stated flatly, "If Vik is the future of the GOP, he gets my vote just for that. We need an open mind in politics!" Though the Tax Assessor race is a partisan one, Vik Vad himself emphasizes the need for someone with the ability to administer a large county department efficiently and effectively, qualities that he learned while operating his own small businesses. "I think we should put partisanship aside, and simply choose the candidate that is better for the job, not just in my race, but others as well," he affirms.
Non partisan grassroots blogger William Brown mentions that Vik Vad is "down to earth, and easy to talk to," a trait that has enabled Vad to start conversations with almost anyone that he meets. "My supporters aren't political insiders, or anyone that stands to benefit from giving me their endorsement," mentions Vad. "They are average, everyday people, struggling with high taxes, and a system that fails to listen to their needs. I am proud of this showing of support and endorsements from the people that I run into."
College student Sarah Speck, voting for her first time, reports that "Vik is the kind of person that makes you think for yourself, and when you listen to his plan, you realize that he is more than qualified for this." Ms. Speck has volunteered with the campaign by distributing over 700 push cards with literature, and talking one on one with other students in many of the apartment communities in her area. She formerly made a push to register some of these students to vote, and is now planning on rounding them up to go to the polls.
As Election Day itself approaches, candidates in any of the Travis County races must impact the different groups in the community with their message, or risk the opposition candidate successfully courting their support. "I plan to continue to visit with anyone who will listen, all the way until this is over, and even beyond!," Vad declares. "Through continued communication via email, social media, and phone calls, I get to stay in touch with those I meet, and look forward to further building these relationships."