Thursday, July 19, 2007

Everybody's Doing It - Pt. II

We now have six candidates for Mayor of Bexley -

Bill Minckler
Matt Lampke
Travis Irvine
Eugene Weiss
Bill Harvey

John Brennan makes 6. According to a front page story by David Cross in the July 18 Bexley News (print-only as of this writing), Brennan is a past Council President who lost by less than 30 votes in his last attempt to become Bexley's mayor in 1995, current head of Hilliard's Parks and Rec Dept., and former owner of Brennan's Broad-Nel restaurant.

Welcome to the party Mr. Brennan. Mr. Brennan is listed as unaffiliated with the Franklin County BOE, donated 25 bucks to Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus) 11 years ago, a few months after unsuccessfully challenging a Democratic incumbent.

Some may say that six candidates is more than enough. And I'm sure we already have multiple individuals who would serve Bexley well as mayor. But I can't help but thinking... with six men in the field splitting up the vote, a female candidate could get close to a plurality on gender alone. Hmmm. In the spirtit of Harry Potter week I will quote the young Lord Voldemort: "Isn't seven the most powerfully magical number?"

In other Bexley election news, if Mayor isn't your thing, there's an open slot on the Education Board of one of the best districts in the Midwest. By open I mean that the BOE is not even aware of anyone collecting signatures to get on the ballot yet. As they say, they wouldn't necessarily be aware, what with downloads and such, but still - If you know of someone who is planning to run for the seat Michael Levey has been filling, please leave a comment below.

Likewise, John Royhans is not seeking re-election to City Council, leaving what I believe to be a now-open seat. I can't recall any non-incumbents that have announced an intention to run as of yet, but I'll check.

These stories, as is typical, rely heavily on the work of Bexley Beat Reporters for ThisWeek and the Bexley News. Consider this a welcome to Bonnie Butcher, who has recently taken over for Quinn Bowman as ThisWeek's Bexley reporter. David Cross continues to report on Bexley for the Bexley News. Note to Mr. Cross - I like SNP, but if SNP were to put all of your stories on line instead of just some, and if they were to publish feeds, you'd get a whole lot more linkage from here. Just saying.

Oh, and finally, if Weiss, Harvey, or Brennan have or decide to create webpages, I'd be quite appreciative if a someone would send along the URL(s) to me: bluebexley AT gmail DOT com -thanks


Anonymous said...

guess you got your wish for a female for Bexley mayor - now it should get interesting.

Galago said...

The female mayoral candidate?

It's no mystery. It's Robyn Jones. She announced her candidacy at this week's City Council meeting.