-Mayor James SottileI broke the story in JULY that Mayor Jim Sottile would not seek reelection and today he sent out a press release confirming his desire to get out of public life. I do hear that he WILL finish his term and not take a job with senate Republicans as expected but we will see, I hear he is not spending a lot of time at city hall these days. It's really early for him to announce his departure but I guess its a way to get people off his back and to have a quiet last year in office and his only hope to improve his dismal popularity and leave office on a high note. It's a smart move on his part.
July Story click here---
Now the race for Mayor begins, it's the first open seat for Mayor in my lifetime and it's going to be a very interesting race.
Democratic candidates rumored to have been considering a run:
Shayne Gallo - brother of the late T.R. Gallo, says he is in if Noble does not run
Jim Noble- says he is running for Alderman at large but I say he will for the top spot, he's been waiting for the last 4 yrs
David Donaldson- He is going to run but come on now...
Hayes Clement- He is playing coy in the paper but he is def in
Bill Reynolds---looking at his options
Nick Woerner- looking at his options
Mike Madsen-- rumored to be thinking it over
Rich Cahill - Running
Ron Polocco- Running
Andi Turco Levin-- good chance she is too!
WAY TO END 2010 WITH A BANG!