Rumors have been flying that Chris Gorman is also interested, and he hasn’t ruled it out. At this point, and it’s early, I would predict a showdown between Wooley and Glover.
Wooley has hit the ground running and has a website up, as well as a YouTube channel. Glover and Burrell haven’t set up websites for the campaign yet. Wooley is also receiving a little 'blog love'.
Glover does have a presence on YouTube, having served as mayor for more than 3 years now, and the most watched videos are not positive. Glover caused a bit of a sensation last year when he said that people who are stopped by the police have their rights suspended. This was in reference to a stop of Robert Baillio, which received national attention.
Glover has a track record in the executive position. Wooley wants to help create jobs and wants the mayors office to be the ‘connector’ between the jobs and the people.
We don’t know yet what Rep. Burrell proposes.
The problem with the approach of both Glover and Wooley to seek government solutions when it comes to employment, etc., is that they both fail to recognize that government doesn’t create jobs, and very rarely does anything ‘pro-active’ that encourages job growth.
When it comes to spurring the economy and creating jobs, the best thing a ‘leader’ (read politician) can do is – nothing.
As in don’t spend other than for basic services, don’t tax other than for basic services, regulate as little as possible, sit down and shut up.
It will be an interesting race.
We will blog about the council races as they shape up.
Thanks to Adam Causey at The Times for calling the video to our attention.