Thursday, June 23, 2011
Road to City Hall
Common Council Races:
Prediction Common Council 8-1 Democratic Majority
Ward 1- Matt Dunn (D,Indy) vs. Al Teetsel (R, C)
I see Matt Dunn pulling out a win, it's by no means a lock, Teetsel has an enrolment advantage but Dunn is a bright young lawyer that I think has a lot to offer. I wish Dunn the best and think he is involved for the right reasons. Gallo will probably carry Ward One and his coat tails can help carry Dunn into office. (Sottile carried the Republican Ward One both times he ran for Mayor as did T.R.)
Ward 2- Tom Hoffay (D, WFP) vs. Seth Allen (R, Indy, C)
Tom Hoffay has an edge but Seth Allen seems to be well liked. The pike plan and the proposed traffic Circe on Albany Ave. have enough people in a huff to make this a very competitive race.
Ward 3- Charlie Landi (D) vs. Horwitz (R, Indy, C)
I don't know Alderman Landi's opponents first name, he is the son of Ian Horwitz who is a great guy and a friend. I am supporting Charlie Landi and I think Alderman Landi will probably win pretty easily but both people running are decent people.
Ward 4 -Shirley Whitlock (D)
Shirley Whitlock will have no problem fending off her Republican opponent, whoever it is. Shirley is an Alderman that speaks her mind and is not afraid to ruffle some feathers. Whitlock is a good and effective voice for the people of Ward 4.
Ward 5 -Nick Woerner (D, Indy) v. Bill Carrey (D) v. Craig Johnson (R, C)
Nick Woerner will win this race.
The primary will be Nick Woerner vs. Bill Carey, the Democratic party does not have an endorsed candidate, the woman who was nominated to run was forced to step aside for personal reasons. DiBella and company found Bill Carey to run. Carey is the brother in law of Peter Loughran, which is more than enough of a reason for me to support Woerner. Nick knows the drill, he is going to out work and out manoeuvre Carrey every step of the process and easily win the primary. Craig Johnson, the Republican does not really have a chance against either Woerner or Carrey, the primary is the election.
Ward 6- Elisa Ball (D, Indy)
Elisa Ball is to my knowledge running unopposed, and will easily be elected n November even if the GOP finds a last minute candidate. Elisa is smart, bubbly and not afraid to work, she will be an absolute asset to the Kingston Common council.
Ward 7- Jody Edinger (D), Mary Mills (D), Curtis Dankleman (R)
This race is wide open, Bill Reynolds is retiring after 18 years of dedicated service to the Ward. Jody Edinger and Mary Mills (I think is her name) will be seeking the Democratic line to face Republican Curtis Dankleman. Jody should have an edge to win the race, he is a local realtor, he has a lot of support from elected officials, including Elliott Auerbach and is very well liked in the ward. If Jody does not run, I think Ms. Mills would be a great asset to the council but it could go either way. While Ward 7 has been Democratic for 18 years, my Uncle Tony Crespino represented the Ward as a Republican for the same amount of time..it's a toss up.
Ward 8- Robert Senor (D, Indy) vs. Chuck Polocco (R)
Alderman Senor is a lock, from what I hear Mr. Polocco is a paper candidate and running as a favor to the party. Bob is a good Alderman and will cruise to another term.
Ward 9 -Halwick (D, WFP) vs.Simick (D) vs. Brown (R, C)
Mark Halwick is running and has a good shot of winning a seat on the council this time, Hlawick came up short on his first bid losing to Hayes Clement. Halwick faces a primary against Simick who will be tough to beat. I give a slight edge to Simick but think Halwick can pull out a victory. Ward 9 is 3:1 Democratic so whoever wins the primary will easily beat Downtown Debbie Brown who is running on the Republican line.
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 4:18 AM