So we finally have a mayoralty race on our hands. I have known for a month or so that Chris was intending to run. I actually did a post to try and force his hand into declaring earlier here:
That was obviously way above my pay grade. He had his reasons for delaying, some I found were valid, others I thought were political.
It has been suggested that I am “shilling” for Carrier and that I am openly supporting him. The truth is right now I am actually torn between him and Joe Gardhouse . Both present me with good reasons for supporting them and both leave me with reservations. But that is what elections are for. One thing is for sure I will not be supporting Sandra Cooper. Now that Carrier has declared she can go right ahead and declare herself (within 2 weeks I say).
Chris has been a mine of information when I have been doing research on things political in town, so as a person I have got to know him and I like him. That doesn’t mean I will follow him blindly into the mayors chair. He or Joe will have to earn my and hopefully your vote.
If you remember in this post here:
I said “From what I have seen of Joe he is a man of principal, he is not part of the clique that thinks it is their God given right to run this town, or that this town is his own personal ATM machine. I think he would make a fantastic Mayor of Collingwood and I wish him the very best of luck in this campaign.”
I still stand by that.
One thing I say to both of them: Stick to the issues, don’t get personal and lets have an interesting informative campaign.
I will do my best to provide you with any relevant information so that we can all make an informed decision on 27th October.