The death of Kaleka's father — and the way he died — continue to weigh on Kaleka. He said he's running in his father's memory, but he wants people to vote for him not out of sympathy but because of his position on the issues.
"I'll agree my father's death has put me in a position where people listen to me more. But it's not that I'm taking advantage of that situation," he said. "I'm trying to further his dream of building the community and leading in a way that's very democratic. That's what drives me."
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