From the beginning• My dad and Congressman Todd Platts met working on a Gubernatorial Campaign. o In 1986• Their friendship still remains intact today.
Election Night In November 2000 it was exciting to be part of Todds election night celebration. I will always remember the press going crazy because of the historic Presidential election between President George W. Bush and Al Gore.
A Visit to St. Francis SchoolIn January 2001, his first public speaking event, was a visit to my school. He impressed upon us to follow our dreams as he did.
Visits to the White HouseTwice while Congressman Platts was in office he arranged for my family to tour the White House. The first time was in June 2001 and the second was last winter right before Christmas.
RegretsDuring our first trip to Washington, D.C., I refused an invitation to go on to the House floor with the Congressman and cast his vote on a bill. Congress is permitted to take children under a certain age on the floor with them. Other visitors must observe from the gallery. If only I had listened to my parents...
The Right Man for the JobI have a deep admiration and respect for Congressman Platts. He may be one of the only politicians to refuse PAC money. When my parents hosted fundraisers for him he only accepted personal checks. He was always true to his word and a trusted man.
Our Final ProjectIt was bittersweet that I was able to present Todd to my senior government class. It was one of his final events as a Congressman. It was a honor that he made time for me in the beginning of his career and at the end.
Closing the Doors In the picture to the left, Congressman Platts and my dad removed the sign from the Congressmans Gettysburg office.