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I'm very much my age emotionally; maybe even younger
—Dawson to Jen
The Election is the 9th episode of Season 2 of WB teen drama Dawson's Creek.

Synopsis

THE POLITICS OF HIGH SCHOOL – Joey (Katie Holmes) joins Andie (Meredith Monroe) and Pacey's (Joshua Jackson) crusade to bring decency back to politics in the sophomore class election, but when their opponent Abby (Monica Keena) throws down the gauntlet by insulting Joey's father and digging up Andie's dark family history, there is no telling how ugly things could get. Meanwhile, Dawson (James Van Der Beek), whose screenwriting is suffering from his adult perspective, hesitantly accepts Jen's (Michelle Williams) tantalizing offer to help him experience the dark pain and exhilaration that comes with being a teenager, while Mitch (John Wesley Shipp) and Gale (Mary-Margaret Humes) use a plumbing emergency as an excuse to rekindle their amorous furniture fetish.

Plot

Andie decides to run for student government and courts Joey to be her running mate. Pacey is enlisted as campaign manager for Andie, while Jen offers to sponsor Dawson's return to adolescence. Jack finds it hard to let Joey in when it comes to his personal life.

Starring

James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
Meredith Monroe as Andie McPhee
Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee
Mary-Margaret Humes as Gail Leery
John Wesley Shipp as Mitch Leery
Mary Beth Peil as Grams
Nina Repeta as Bessie Potter

Special Guest Stars

Meredith Monroe as Andie McPhee
Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee
Monica Keena as Abby Morgan

Recurring cast

Jason Behr as Chris Wolfe

Quotes

Everybody comes from a dysfunctional family, it's the '90s. The only happy families are in TV syndication.
Pacey to Andie
It's insane, to keep taking the same action, expecting a different result.
Mitch to Dawson

Photos

screen shots

Music

The Election on tunefind

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