Local woman to attend Obama Election Day speech

November 3, 2008 2:59:06 PM PST
A Cary woman and her husband have been selected by the Obama campaign for backstage passes and front row seats.Sara Reese typed a note to an Obama campaign fundraising contest, now she's a winner of a flight to Chicago and a front row seat to see Obama's election night speech.

"I cannot tell you how excited I am to see a part of history," Reese said.

Reese, 39, is a state employee, a wife and a mother of an 8-year-old son.

She says she did not start voting until four years ago. But this time it's different she has a brother in the Army in Iraq.

"The reason I picked Barack is because he voted against the war in Iraq," Reese said.

She has volunteered in Obama's campaign office in Cary.

Reese admits she was probably because of her voter profile as much as reward her campaign work.

"I suppose I'm the average volunteer who's been a part of the campaign," she said.

Reese has given a total of $50 over a course of three pay days.

She says the campaign has inspired her to work more closely with her family.

"I've made effort to turn the TV off more, spend more time with my son, I just feel more motivated to do more. I just feel more motivated to do more," Reese said.


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