On Saturday Jon Powers, the endorsed Congressional Candidate in the 26th Congressional District (which includes all of Genesee County) came out to Batavia to rally supporters and meet voters to help spread his positive message of change and real leadership.
He arrived at Main Street Coffee to meet an enthusiastic and fired up group of supporters. Jon and his field director, Sara Gordon, gave us a quick rundown on canvassing (door-knocking) and on how to engage voters and sent us out into the field.
(Powers and Field Director Sara Gordon at Main Street Coffee)
Powers, an Iraq war veteran, didn't just campaign though. With his combat boots laced up he entered a neighborhood where he met up with Council President Charlie Mallow and Councilpeople Rosemary Christian and Sam Barone along with other community volunteers that were helping clean up a portion of the city and began helping out. In his clean white polo shirt he grabbed a rake and began raking branches and helping move bags. Many who came out were impressed with the young veteran and teacher. Many were impressed with his style and attitude. I had the pleasure of spending this time with Jon, it was remarkable to see how people seemed to swarm around him, listening to him talk about his plans and his vision for our district and our country.
(Powers chats with Councilwoman Rosemary Christian at a Neighborhood clean-up)
After that he was off to Warsaw to fire up more supporters to canvass for him in Wyoming County and then was back at Batavia for a night at the American Legion.
One thing's for sure, Jon Powers isn't afraid to do the hard work of making a difference for our district.
Thats what's going to win him this race.