Friday, March 9, 2007

It's official

Well, now I've done it.

I just returned from making my candidacy for city council official. Having known several city hall employees for years, I took a lot of good-natured ribbing when I came walking in to file, but I think all in all they're positively interested to see if a small hayseed town will elect a liberal long hair to the council.

Obviously I have a few agenda items in mind going in, and anyone who tells you they don't is a smooth liar. I'll lay those out as the time gets closer.

Election Day is May 12. We draw for order of placement on the ballot next Wednesday.

I'll keep everyone updated on here if they're interested.



Maadas Hel said...

After drawing names last week, I'll be listed third on the ballot of the five running for the three full-term, two-year spots. Historically, the top three spots on the ballot when three seats are being filled stand a better chance of getting more votes, so I'm happy about that.

Still, I don't think it's an automatic that I get in. It'll be interesting to see what impact some door-to-door handshaking and letter writing makes, since that's about all I can afford.

I'll keep ya' posted.


Vox Populi said...

OH COOL!! Congratulations and good luck. Tell me, will you be the victim of smear campaigns such as the ones in Tampa FL? Seriously here (and you can read accts of this online)one council woman now county commissioner actually had her posse' come around and glare at the other candidates during debates. Oh my. Enjoy and then write a book and/or enjoy and then write a book after your office.