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The Contests

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.


1 Haik Bedrosian { 01.30.11 at 11:16 pm }

I forgot to include Ellie Blais in the Ward 7 race. A friend reminded me so I fixed it, then I read she’s dropping out for health reasons. Weird.

Don’t smoke.

2 dale tillotson { 02.04.11 at 7:35 pm }

two more years of councilor Bushor, speaking, speaking, and speaking. Maybe after the election it would be a good idea to vote her in as council president to limit her speaking, speaking, speaking. Nope, not a good idea, because the next council president could become acting mayor depending on the findings of the gmen as well as TJ. Councilors, think wisely when voting on your next president, your political career depends on it.