In 2016, Anthony Delcollo overcame a gigantic registration disadvantage and won against a 26-year incumbent. In this episode, Anthony discusses the tragedy that marked the beginning of his campaign, how being adopted has shaped him as a person, and some personal challenges he has overcome.
1:30 – You pulled off a major upset, how did you win?
3:00 – Did you win, or did your opponent lose?
5:00 – What was your first interest in politics?
7:20 – Did you face any resistance from people you cared about or people that are influential in the community advising you not to run?
11:00 – How did you handle the emotions of the untimely passing of your mother right before your campaign launch?
14:50 – Talk to me about the darkest time in the campaign, when you didn’t think you would win.
17:20 – How was election night?
22:30 – What’s been your biggest lesson so far as an elected official?
26:20 – Can you reflect on being adopted and how it has shaped you as a person?
32:30 – What’s the biggest challenge you’ve dealt with?
35:30 – What’s a personal habit of yours that helps you?
38:00 – What would you say to other young people thinking about going into politics?
44:30 – What book had the most profound impact on your life?