Bob Dougherty is new to politics, but in his first year on the Syracuse Common Council, he's been drinking from a fire hose.
Given the current political climate- both national and local- why did he choose now to become involved?
How has he found his first year in public office?
What experiences have validated his original impulse to serve and what have challenged it?
Consider Dougherty's answers, and see if you too might want to try this at home.