Before we move on, I have no ties to any political party - I am a proud independent, open to hearing the views of any candidate or community leader with rationality and compassion. I found myself working with the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County following some issue campaign work I did previously, and I work with organizations of all different backgrounds and belief systems. That's what keeps this job so interesting!
When the RPCC told me this guy Ben Carson was going to be at the large dinner they were having me photograph, it didn't register that I would be seeing him all over the news for many months after.
Clearly he was not voted to be the president of these great United States of America, but it's pretty interesting to have seen him in action before things started getting really crazy. And regardless of your political affiliation, it's a cool energy to be around!