Let's have no talk of faculty strike today, because it's official--two Carbondale City Council members--Brad Cole and Maggie Flanagan want to be mayor when four-termer Neil Dillard retires after this term.
Cole (deputy chief of staff for George Ryan) and Flanagan (a researcher in the College of Agricultural Sciences) will offer voters a clear choice:
Flanagan: "I feel as if I can bring Carbondale to a new millennial level," she said. "I'm very well-networked in the community and I'm effective at getting things done."
Cole: "The mayor needs to be the number one salesman for Carbondale," Cole said. "The mayor needs to be the one singing our praises and doing whatever he can to attract people here."
According to an article in today's Daily Egyptian , "The election will be on April 1, 2003 along with four city council seats. Candidates must file with the city clerk between Dec. 9 and Dec. 16. If three or more persons file for mayor, there will be a primary election on Feb. 25."