The 5th district elevator pitches

March 2, 2009

You are in an elevator with a candidate running for the 5th district. You are going from maybe the 50th floor to the lobby. You have about 30 seconds to hear why this person should represent you. That is the scenario behind our latest project on Eight Forty-Eight, which gave each candidate the opportunity to tell us why they should get your vote. The only parameters were to keep it short. Some were on topic, some were off topic, some were over-rehearsed, some were under-rehearsed. I don't know about you - but if I lived in the 5th, this is how I would decide my vote. We put them all together on this page. *ding* (that is the sound of an elevator). "Next floor, lobby".