“Never Say Never” is about 41 years in elective office – virtually a lifetime. Part I, “Getting There” provides the reader with detailed practical information on how to get a nomination to run, and how to run a successful campaign for political office. It includes actual experiences of the author, both good and bad, on his campaigns to get there.
Part II, “Being There” relates the author’s experiences while in office as a member and President of the Syracuse Board of Education, as a member and President of the Syracuse Common Council, and as a member and a leader in the New York State Senate.
“Never Say Never” was written for those, like the author, who have said that they would never get involved with politics, let alone run for elective office. Those that say ”never” can learn what it really takes to run a successful campaign, and what it’s like serving in public office. And who knows, maybe the book may change some minds. Government, more than ever, needs good people to help make things better, and maybe the readers are those good people.