The same local newspaper writer said in a later article that my father was one of the better known minor politician in our town.
I am sure it was my mother who cast that second vote for my father, even though he was a Democrat, she a Republican. Too late to ask her now, her mind lost in that place where Alzheimer's minds go. I will probably read her the articles next time I visit in addition to her favorite Bible verse, then ask if it was her vote. Never know; she might respond.