I have always thought the internet would transform our republic, and I wanted to be part of that transformation. As a student, I helped build the first websites at all levels of government. I have been a technology lead for campaigns from mayor to President; I helped revamp the technology for the Democratic National Committee; I was analytics lead for the Obama ’08 campaign; and I served as a political appointee in the Department of Defense for five years.
The transformation of our republic, which is now well underway, needs a clear vision and guiding principles. Such things should surface from our elections, but our elections are no longer the marketplace of ideas they were intended to be. I am running now for a nomination that almost certainly will not matter for the general election, as an expression of and personal commitment to the seriousness of the work we owe our country in the selection of our representatives.