Monday, August 20, 2018

The Race is On

I was curious how many people would submit the paperwork for their candidacy.  There are two council seats up for election, and as of now the filing period is ended.  There are a total of 4 candidates:
  • Jeff Wan - New candidate
  • Brian Budell - New candidate
  • David "Shoe" Shuey - Incumbent
  • Carl "CW" Wolfe - Current Clayton Planning Commissioner
I wish all the candidates the best of luck and look forward to the next two and a half months before the election.  I do have comments on two of the candidates.

Both Mr. Shuey and Mr. Wolfe are part of the group that has brought the city to where it is today.  At some point the Council and the Planning Commission which it appoints lost its way and stopped representing the will of Clayton residents. By being part of the apparatus that was responsible for approving zoning for high density housing, creating a path for parolees to come into the city, was part of the Fulcrum debacle as well as the adventures with a megachurch, the actions of these individuals are what drove me to seek election.  We can do better than the status quo and it’s time for a change.