Friday, January 6, 2006

‘Orleans’ Singer Runs For New York Congressional Seat

DOVER PLAINS, N.Y. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The man who sings lead for the ’70s soft rock band Orleans is now hoping to lead change in congress.

John Hall, who has written top ten hits like “Still The One” and “Dance With Me,” is now running to represent New York’s 19th congressional district in the House of Representatives.

Hall is running as a Democrat and hopes to unseat incumbent Sue Kelly, who he calls a “rubber stamp” supporter of Tom DeLay, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney’s policies.

But while many people know Hall’s songs, he says the challenge for the next ten months is to get them to understand his views, which include support of alternative energy programs, and redefining national security so that it includes education, healthcare and energy independence.

Hall isn’t running away from his musical past, but these days he “is wearing a suit and tie” in hopes of convincing independent voters he’s the “best person to represent their interests.”

As such, he hasn’t decided whether to rewrite “Dance With Me” as “Vote For Me” but says if he does win the seat, he will use “Still The One” as a campaign slogan for his reelection.

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