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And -- that it was President Obama who encouraged to two run.
Had you thought of running before it the president -- when that I was considering.
And he sort of just encouragement I was very flattered that he even took note of -- I was -- -- -- that this was so so yeah I mean it is that that's a consideration that one takes a lot of people have encouraged me to run Anderson I finished my mission in 2009.
-- STS 120 space shuttle discovery.
I came home to get some talks and share my experience with the kids in the community.
And you know a lot of people have told me that you know you need to come back to us you need to represent us in congress.
Who lives Aston schools I grant.
You -- twelve times.
Before you got accepted at the -- would -- want.
What happened was this election processes that such that you have to renew your application every year.
Council's twelve years of -- application now they don't select the classic here the -- every tool for years.
So so what happened was.
That's and that's I was eligible.
Five years of experience in right field.
I started -- and it took -- just for them to notice me in the in the -- at Sierra made it to the final in the 100 finalists didn't get selected.
So then the eight year made it to the -- hundred finalists.
-- that gets elected and it wasn't until four years later the next election which it's twelve years into the process.
That I made it to the final 100 and it's that -- has the charm.
When I was nine years old shared.
-- -- -- my my father after seeing the very -- Apollo mission Apollo seventeen minute or so.
Concern walking on the moon from Baghdad.
-- -- First this I don't know what you want -- life.
Has shed and since then you -- understand where you're at.
And you can't draw yourself a -- with all the steps.
And -- skipping steps between that and he says.
You gotta be willing to work hard strong work ethic and it what I won't do it for yourself not -- your mom or me to do it for yourself.
And then he did so that you -- out.
And that's the recipe.
And as I.
Use that recipe and the only ingredients that would that is also wouldn't -- perseverance.
-- man -- -- work.
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