Georgetown, DE native Brian Pettyjohn was elected to the Delaware State Senate on November 6, 2012. 38 days prior, he wasn’t even a candidate yet. After rumors of sex crimes surrounded the Republican candidate and likely winner Eric Bodenweiser, Brian began a campaign to win over not only the voters but also to even get his name on the ballot. Hear how he did both.
5:20 – Pettyjohn talks about his first race for Georgetown Town Council.
6:30 – Brian talks about why he decided to re-enter politics.
12:40 – Brian talks about his dealing with the Sussex County Democrats during the court ordeal getting him on the ballot.
14:40 – What was the most discouraging moment of any campaign of yours?
15:40 – Why would Eric Bodenweiser primary an incumbent with those charges looming?
16:30 – Did you consider listening to the criticism from the Republican leaders?
18:30 – What’s the biggest lesson lesson you’ve learned?
19:50 – Can you tell me about election night when you learned you won?
23:10 – What’s the best advice you ever received?
24:30 – What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made as a public official?
25:00 – What book had the biggest impact on you?
27:00 – What would you say to someone who might have been dissuaded from running for office?
28:10 – What’s the biggest personal challenge you’ve overcome?
29:20 – Can you reflect on your recent public relations incident?
35:00 – What can we do as a country to come together?