I ran for the State Legislature in MA when I was 26. Multiple folks told me “if you’re running for office go get some advice from Larry Rasky.”
I managed to get a slot on the calendar by calling the office and when I finally got sent in to his office, his first question was “who are you and how did you get this meeting?” (with the correct implication of why the hell was he meeting with some kid running for the state legislature in Pittsfield)
We ended up talking baseball (the Sox) and politics for most of an hour. I’ll always appreciate him taking the time to chat and was very sorry to hear about your loss.