I was reading the Carbondale Times and got to the second half of the mayor forum article on page 8. There are 3 ads on that page, the top one is boring, but the next two down the page are kind of interesting because of the placement. On top there is an ad for Lance Jack for City Council and below there is an ad for Shawnee Trails for their new line of Mountain Khakis. When I see a political ad and right below there is shot of the rear end of a pretty young lady, I have to ask if the Carbondale Times is making a political statement?
I think that Lance has been a pretty poor city council member and under normal circumstances, I wouldn't vote for him. I like that is somewhat pro-business, but his ideas of how to do it or any real ideas or drive to do anything seems to be missing.
Steven Haynes has been pretty average as a council member, he seem to run from every difficult issue. His one issue seems to be the Eurma Hayes center (his mother used to run it?) and is somewhat pro-business. I don't see any ideas or drive here.
Then we have Liz Lewin who has never been anything beyond an unprepared and incompetent in my eyes. I have never dealt with Liz where she hasn't lied directly and with purpose to me. If you dig into this at all, you will find that the scuttlebutt is that Liz cut a wide swath of lies, incompetence and deception in her time as District 95. The best her supporters in District 95 have to say is, "we have had worse." I sure am not going to vote for a her and in a race of weak and unproven candidates, she is the one to avoid based on her lack of ethics IMHO.
I sure wish that Jessica Davis was running for city council instead of mayor.
I think that Mary Pohlmann is smart and worthy of our votes. I wish there were a few more like her in this field.
Joe Moore is 20 and seems lightweight because of his age, like Jessica Davis needs to serve in a smaller job to prove himself.
Paulette "Wills" Sherwood seems like a one trick pony in support of the Northeast. Don't know her, and I have just read one article about her. If we were electing council members to represent a region of the city, instead of the whole city, I think she would be a good choice for the NE. But we aren't.
Luanne J. Brown is invisible to me. At some point Dave wrote that she will have a blog sometime, but I can't find it. Anyone know her story? Google shows nothing on her.
It is an interesting field for a town already experiencing white flight out of its elementary school district. I guess that we could elect 3 black candidates who's platforms are support of Eurma Hayes center and the rest of the Northeast, over any other issue. I guess Mary Pohlmann's addition to the council would get us a no smoking law fairly quickly, which is also interesting.
It wouldn't surprise me if we ended up with our two current council members and Mary Pohlmann. I would be happier with Mary Pohlmann, Jessica Davis and Sheila Simon though.
Anyone have a roses or rocks to throw on this election? Are we just getting rid of Joe in the primary because he is young and the students don't vote, then zero in on facts after that?