Joe Alexander

Barack Obama


I’m in my office and decide to ask my boss, Mike Hughes, for some time off. Why? To volunteer for the senator’s campaign. The following Monday, I reported for duty at the Richmond HQ. My boss: a 20-year-old kid named Sean Quirk. From making ads to canvassing to fundraising to leading, it was the most rewarding time of my career. My posters even ended up in a book by Spike Lee.