I stopped by City Hall yesterday (before the BT meeting) and picked up a copy of Who made it on the ballot. Interested? Of course you are. I asked for a copy of the ballot items, but they said it wasn’t ready.
Inspector of Election Candidates by Ward (W).
W1-Linda A. Sheehey (D)
W5-Doug Dunbebin (I)
W7-Kirstin Decelles (R)
W7-Linda Deliduka (D)
School Board Races by Ward (W)
W1- Keith Pillsbury walks on.
W2-Meredith Woodward-King walks on.
W3-(1yr term replacing Vince Brennam)-Rebecca Grmm vs. Dave Davidson
W4-Ben Truman (replacing Philip Baruth) walks on.
W5-Paul Hochanadel vs. Frederick S. Lane
W6-Alan Matson walks on.
W7-Ed Scott vs. Nathan Moreau
City Council races by Ward (W).
W1-Sharon Foley Bushor (I) walks on.
W2-Bram Kranichfeld (D) walks on.
W3-Vince Brennan (P) vs. Lynn Mesick (D) vs. Ronn C. Ruloff (I)
W4-Dave Hartnett (D) walks on.
W5-Joan Shannon (D) walks on.
W6-Norman Blais (D) walks on.
W7-Ellie Blais (I) vs. Greg Jenkins (D) vs. Vincent D. Dober Sr. (R)
I don’t know if Norman and Ellie are related.
I don’t know if inspector of election races are city wide or what. You’d think I’d know that by now, but I don’t. Board and Council are by ward for 2 year terms contested by ward. Please note the large number of (D)(R)(I)(P)s who get to walk into their positions without a challenge on the ballot. Walk-ons are not as healthy for the city as contests. I think if you believe in democracy, that’s just simple math.