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Mike Kennedy: Life in ‘an accessible place’

COEUR d'ALENE - In 1991, a “fortuitous screw-up” propelled Mike Kennedy toward a life in North Idaho.

Kennedy had just graduated from Southern Methodist University and was accepted to law school at Gonzaga University. After moving his belongings from Dallas, Kennedy said he sent his second deposit in to the university. However, he sent it in a month late and his enrollment was delayed for a year.

“But I never went,” Kennedy said. “I got involved in community engagement and went and did an internship with congressman Larry LaRocco, which is where I met my wife. The stars were aligned for me to not go to law school.”

The internship, a lifelong interest in politics and government, and the move to North Idaho propelled the New York native into local politics.Full story. Keith Cousins, CdA Press

I admire anyone willing to wade into local politics. Have you ever thought about getting involved or served in some capacity in local politics? (HucksOnline commenting doesn't count.)

PS: I could have posted my Kennedy polar plunge pic here, but I didn't because I'm nice like that.

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