Saturday, February 15, 2003

Breakfast with Maggie


Breakfast with Maggie
I met with one of Carbondale's most influential political forces for breakfast last week. We chatted about downtown redevelopment, her opponent, a new international "restaurant row," and her reasons for wanting to be mayor (she feels it's her turn, having toiled as a council person for a decade, she feels her "Renaissance vision" for Carbondale is superior to her opponent's.)

We discussed her opponent Brad Cole's stolen campaign signs, the charges that he "misappropriated funds" as a member of student organization in the early-90s (see below), and her alleged refusal to sign the Fair Campaign Practices Code (not true, she did sign it--belatedly, due to an oversight).

More on these and related issues as the campaign for Mayor heats up. Go Maggie. Go Brad. Make this the best campaign for mayor we ever had.