But I lost well. No democrat has run for anything in my township since the late 70s (this should have been a red flag) so to get the kind of response that I got was encouraging. I was running against two incumbents, both Republican. Here are the numbers: In ward 1, I got 81 and they got 156 and 144. In ward 2, I got 176 and they got 213 and 228. Ward 3 killed me. It is home to The Masonic Home...translation: hundreds of old people that may not always remember their own names, but know they are Republican. And have no idea about current township goings on. I got 246...they got 465 and 508. But this is still a strong showing, especially when considering the number of registered democrats I got to come out on an off year to vote and the number of people I got to split their tickets. So, all in all, I was pleased and will definitely be trying again the next time. It was a very good experience and I got to meet a lot of really nice people.