Tuesday, December 4, 2007

District 3 just got more interesting

Before I could really even comment on Yarbrough jumping into the mayor's race, he has changed his sights onto the District 3 Race. I always say that its good to have competition. I don't know how this will impact Kavanaugh's reelection bid, but at least we'll probably see a greater turn out from the area. It would have probably been best if Yarbrough had thought this thing through and came out for the district in the first place, but oh well.

We shall see if he is able to get the signatures he needs in 9 days. This commenter is interesting:

"Where'd this guy come from? He announces he wants to run for Mayor, then three days later changes his mind to run for Council to 'raise his profile'. I've lived in District 3 for 20 years and followed City politics pretty closely. Never heard of him. Evidently no experience on civic boards or committees, no track record of involvement in local affairs, nothing at all. And now some two weeks before the deadline...amazing. Sounds like an ill-thought out ego trip."

I didn't know that an average citizen can't jump in and get involved. Perhaps even if he doesn't win this race, this might spur him into being involved in other ways. We should never discourage participation. Mesa's government could use a lot more people engaged in whats going on. Now, I am not saying that I like this guy over Kavanaugh, but its always good to have motivation to explore and discuss the issues.

1 comment:

Mesa said...

He's new and for that reason has my support. I'm not sure if we've ever had a chance to get 5 of the 7 out of office! It's going to be great! It's good he changed his mind. All three have been going at it for a long time and it's really going to get heavy in January. Smith is a better candidate for change since he's been around longer, and has more business experience.