He wrote a letter to the local newspaper—an actual letter, not an email—letting the publisher(s) know that he was not running for president in the upcoming primary elections, nor was he running for governor, state or US Senate, state or US House or Representatives, Attorney General at an level, city counsel, and certainly not for the school board. No one at the paper had any idea who he was, but they added his letter to a file with all of the other letters he’d written; one each year declaring his intentions not to run for office. He was particularly attentive to exercising his civic duties and felt it necessary to declare his intentions either way.