San Diego Fun
While people have been focusing on Ohio and the governor's race in Washington, my old hometown, San Diego, has been having fun with the mayor's office.
You don't have to be crazy or a crook to be elected mayor of San Diego, but most former mayors tend to fall into one of those categories.
The election is non-partisan, which normally means it is a contest among Republicans, as the town and county has much in common with Orange County, i.e. "conservative", Republican, insane, and fiscally mismanaged. Roger Hedgecock is a former mayor who provided entertainment with his multiple re-trials for financial "errors in judgment".
The San Diego Union-Tribune
has a story
on the attempts to install the individual who actually received the largest number of votes, write-in candidate Donna Frye, rather than the current mayor, Dick Murphy.
I know and did work for two of the attorneys involved: Bruce Henderson and Mike Aguirre, so I won't comment on why I think one of them has nested with a group of crows that no self-respecting legal eagle would ever fly with.
For those who don't know the basics of this: more than enough votes to make Ms. Frye the uncontested winner have been thrown out because the voters wrote in her name but didn't fill-in the circle next to that name.