By Maria Hough
Hello, my name is Maria Hough, although I typically go by Cory. I'm Tommy's wife.
My colleagues often ask what it's like having a spouse running for office.
While it often means long days and a haphazard schedule, I've never seen Tommy more happy or energized. He wants this job because he wants to make San Diego the best it can be.
I couldn't ask for a better husband. Ever since we fist met and began dating, Tommy has always been supportive of my career and choices, and his honesty, genuine nature and commitment to our neighbors will make a meaningful impact at city hall.
And while I know Tommy talks tough, I also know he wears his heart on his sleeve, which is one of the things I love about him.
If you know Tommy, you know he's committed to our environment and the less fortunate, and knows that making our communities better is ultimately better for everyone. Tommy knows our city can be a better place. That's why he's running.
Well, tomorrow is October 10th – Tommy's birthday. And the best gift you can give him is a contribution to his campaign.
You know Tommy won't quit until every door has been knocked, every phone number called, and every sign dropped in the yard of someone who has said "yes."
Can you give a little extra for Tommy's birthday? Every amount makes an impact with this campaign.
Whether you give the maximum of $550, or contribute $250, $100, $50, or $20, every amount gets Tommy closer to the finish line.
I hope to see you at one of Tommy's upcoming fundraisers, including this Saturday, Oct. 13, as hosts Eden and Kyle Yaege, Mark West and Michael Torti host a reception for Tommy with Congressman Scott Peters from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
And don't forget, Tommy has a reception with Senate President pro tem Toni Atkins coming up next Tuesday, Oct. 16, and an event with San Diego Democrats for Equality on Thursday, Oct. 18.
Tommy will also participate in the City Council Candidate Forum on Homelessness tomorrow evening, Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Observatory North Park, located at 2891 University Ave. We hope you can join us as Tommy talks with panelists, fellow council candidates Monica Montgomery and Antonio Martinez – and you – about one of the most critical, heart-wrenching crises facing San Diego.
Thank you for supporting my husband, and thank you for celebrating Tommy's birthday tomorrow with a contribution today.
A San Diego County planning commissioner and former radio host at 91X and FM 94/9, Tommy Hough works as an environmental consultant with the ReWild Mission Bay campaign, and is a California Democratic Party delegate and the co-founder and former president of San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action.