Sunday, September 13, 2009

More stragglers have straggled in

Updated list of candidates signed up (or taped already) for interviews:

For mayor: Donna Holaday, James Shanley

In Ward 1: Allison Heartquist, Larry McCavitt
In Ward 2: Greg Earls (running unopposed)
In Ward 3: Bob Cronin,* Dawne Shand
In Ward 4: Ed Cameron* (running unopposed)
In Ward 5: Brian Derrivan (running unopposed)

Candidates for councillors-at-Large (5 seats up for grabs):

Barry Connell*
Ari Herzog
Steve Hutcheson
Kathleen O'Connor Ives
Tom Jones*
Frances Sullivan

*Already taped.

So that's 15 of 17 candidates for office.

The interviews with City Council candidates are running right around an hour. I would encourage everyone to watch all of them as well as the mayoral interviews because all the candidates (so far) have had very interesting and diverse viewpoints on the same issues and have offered a lot of information to the general discourse.

We are all really pleased with how it's been going so far.

I'm looking forward to the upcoming interviews - all 11 of them - next week. Yikes.

Again, the interviews will run on cable channel 9 throughout the month of October - I was kidding about the continuous loop - and thankfully the candidates have the spotlight because I have annoying apple cheeks on TV.

Nobody offered to do my makeup. Drats.


Tom Salemi said...

Will there be a schedule published?

Gillian Swart said...

Well I know the Current is doing a little something about it and Barbara did ask me if there was a schedule. I don't know the answer to that at the moment; it's up to Port Media.

Sarah Swart said...

Are you suggesting that, off the TV, you do not have apple cheeks?

Gillian Swart said...

Oh ... I guess all us Swart women have apple cheeks.*sigh* Thanks, Mom.