Mea Culpa

Yesterday, our campaign kicked off a text messaging campaign to get the word out about what we’re doing, using what we believed to be a well-regarded text messaging vendor, CallHub. The campaign was set to send text messages throughout the day, but to stop sending those messages at 8pm.

This morning, I awoke to find that the campaign ran all night, and that people were woken up by our text messages in the middle of the night. That was definitely not the plan.

I immediately stopped the texting campaign (it was still running when I woke up at 5 this morning), and we’re reaching out to CallHub to see what the heck happened. We’ve triple-checked the campaign settings, and there’s no reason that we can tell for the glitch.

Still, at the end of the day, the mistake falls on us, and I personally accept responsibility. I’m in charge of my campaign, and I approved the use of CallHub. I also didn’t ask anyone on the team to double-check that the texts stopped when they were supposed to.

To those of you who were woken up in the middle of the night: I am very sorry for the wake-up, and extend my deepest regrets. I will make sure something like this doesn’t happen again, and will update this post once we learn what happened over at CallHub.

-Patrick Kolasinski

Events Galore in April!

PK has been busy meeting people all over the county!  To see where PKforDA will be next, check out his FaceBook page. Here are a few highlights from the last few weeks:

Oakdale Rodeo Parade

Love Modesto

Meet and Greet at Memo’s

Candidates Forum in Patterson

Modesto Bee Editorial Board Meeting with Candidates for District Attorney

Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival

CASA of Stanislaus County

The Modesto Bee Endorsement!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Team PK spent the morning at the Salvation Army’s Kettle Run in Turlock, and had a fantastic time! The rain held off for all of the runners, who turned out despite the chilly winds.

He met with another local candidate, Shannon Sanford, and admired the enthusiasm of the athletes. Congratulations to the winners!

Don’t worry if you missed this opportunity to chat with Patrick, he’ll be in your area soon!

Why so quiet?

Ok, so it’s been a while since we’ve updated the campaign page. That’s not because we haven’t had much going on. It’s just that most of our activity has moved to our Facebook page, since it’s much easier for all of you to interact with us there. We’ll still be posting things here, but your best bet for up-to-date campaign info is to follow us on Facebook. Or Twitter. We can’t forget the Twitter!

The Women’s March – Coming Together for a Better, Safer, and More Equal Society

On January 20th, 2018, the second annual Women’s March was held across the U.S. I was honored to have the opportunity to participate in the Modesto March, and the PKforDA team came out in force. It was an incredible experience!

Approximately 1,500 people participated in the March, with every age, race, gender, and even political persuation (not to mention several species!) represented. The sight of over a thousand marchers walking up to the rally in unison was deeply moving, something that I will never forget.


At the rally, I had the opportunity to speak to dozens of marchers about my campaign, and to listen to their requests, ideas, and concerns . With this much diversity of marchers, there was also a great deal of diversity of opinion! But one thing was consistent. The voters I spoke to agreed that we need a change at the District Attorney’s office, and were generously willing to hear my message and vision. I was humbled by your stories, and will do my best to honor your faith and desire for change.


Events like the March make it clear. Our community may be facing many challenges, but we can overcome any of them if we are united and work together. That’s what our campaign is about, after all. Making Stanislaus County safer, together.