In our first Spotlight, we feature Robert Hill. Robert temporarily moved to Ohio to work with the Danny O’Connor campaign and has been a familiar face all over the county.
What is your name and where are you from? My name is Robert Hill and I am originally from Connecticut, but I have lived all over the country, most recently California.
What made you come to Ohio? What made me move to Ohio was that I read about your special election on August 7th and I thought that this could be the start of big things in 2018, in what are the most important midterm elections of our lifetime. I wasn’t “involved” in California and I felt my vote was being wasted, so I wanted to change both of those things. I quit my job, sold my car and most of my belongings, and packed the rest of them into my Jeep and drove to Ohio.
What have you been doing for the Danny O’Connor campaign? Mostly canvassing in Delaware County. I knocked on about 1,500 doors since I moved here. Then I was Training Captain in Lewis Center for Get Out the Vote (GOTV).
What have you thought about Delaware County? I have met so many great people in Delaware. They have all been very welcoming, not judgmental, and it is really impressive how organized the party is during all of these intersecting campaigns. I have learned a lot, and hopefully convinced some voters to throw their support behind Danny O’Connor. Fred Young, Mindy Hedges, Denise McCandless and everyone else have made me feel like I am welcome here and making a difference, and strangely enough, a volunteer gig isn’t that easy to find. Also I worked with Davis Buenger, Andy Yagoda, and Kathy Holdren over in Lewis Center the last four days and they’ve been great.
What are your future plans? I’m going to keep volunteering for candidates, because I want to see both the House and the Senate flipped. I have been reading about Susan Wild in Pennsylvania’s 7th District, so that might become my home for November 2018. Also I read today that Mitch McConnell will be seeking reelection in 2020, so whoever will be running against Mitch, Kentucky — here we come. Mitch has got to be made obsolete.