Sunday, January 1, 2017

It’s unofficially official: Commissioner Ryan Maier has decided not to run for re-election.

Image from then-citizen Ryan Maier’s campaign literature, prior to being elected on March 10th, 2015, with 1,434 votes.

Possibly Maier will issue a press release stating the reason why he’s decided not to run for re-election. Hopefully the public won’t be left to speculate until January 10th, the next City Commission meeting, on why he has decided to become a “lame duck”:
Definition #3 in Merriam-Webster: “one whose position or term of office will soon end”
The next election is on March 14th, just 72 days away. The focus needs to quickly shift to those running for election in District 4, the ones campaigning to fill the seat of Commissioner Maier, the man or woman on the ballot.

Please pay attention to the candidates and what they have to say. Soon the debate schedule will be set. Please try to show up for at least one of them. Elections are very, very important.