A whole lot
That’s what politics means to Joe as seen in a video posted by the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. To him, politics is an opportunity to serve the American people and ensure that they are living the best lives possible.
“[Politics] is a chance not only to make America a better place by fighting for what you believe in, but also a chance to make individuals’ lives easier, better, and more productive.”
The realization moment
Surprisingly, Joe realized how much of an impact he could make in politics after he left his position in Congress. When he flew back home to Pensacola, FL, he was approached by community members who asked him if he could help sort out some roadblocks they were facing. With those requests, Joe realized that he could truly make a difference in the lives of individuals by using his political background to move an agency or somebody who was getting in the way, creating favorable outcomes for the people who matter most.
Watch him talk about his passion for politics in the video above.