Jacqueline Harris would like to have a word with you.
Since announcing her bid for City Council last year, the longtime volunteer Girl Scouts leader, mother of three and 19-year La Cañada Flintridge resident has worked to build a grassroots campaign one conversation at a time.
Foregoing the usual campaign signs, mailers, ballot statements and fundraising efforts, Harris said she has instead spent her time going door-to-door to more than 2,000 homes.
Her effort is one to bring politics back to the people, she explained, believing current council members and city government as a whole have become disconnected from residents.
“I think they need a better feel of the pulse of the community,” said Harris, 48, who in her professional life is a registered nurse specializing in organ transplants. “I haven’t seen anyone at my door since Tony Portantino was running.”