“I have a passion for this city and I believe I can help make it a greater, even more livable place to live,” Mr. O’Connor, 26, said in an interview. “My ideas are that we need some new energy and new resources down in city hall. I believe I have a ability to get people to work together.” (P-G, James O’Toole)
He said a mouthful, there. Because…
“It was no secret that I had stated my intention to seek the magistrate seat held by Judge [Nathan] Firestone,” Mr. Shields said tonight. “I’m anxiously waiting any kind of determination from the Supreme Court. If we do not hear, I’ll run for the city council seat.” (ibid)
Just as I suspected (#ahem#). A heck of a lot of people are erasing their chalk and dry-erase boards right about now. I’m investing in sheet plastic and duct tape.
*-UPDATE: Chad Hermann takes a dim view of the endeavor right out of the gate.