Thursday, July 12, 2007

Greg Woodard Runs For City Council

I haven't made up my mind yet about who to vote for in the upcoming City Council election, but I'm glad to see that Greg Woodard has declared as an at-large candidate. He would bring a fresh perspective and directness to the Council that it needs.

Greg has been involved in civic life in a low-key way for quite some time, and he's very knowledgeable about city issues. He has a no-nonsense approach to problem-solving and, as a retired military officer, he is not beholden to any special interests.

Greg would not be a "go along to get along" council member, but he wouldn't be a grandstander, either. I think he would ask hard questions when they needed to be asked, and would have the political courage to make hard choices.


Bob Grenier said...

"Greg would not be a 'go along to get along' council member, but he wouldn't be a grandstander, either."

We have too many serving already that fit into either of those categories.

Are you considering a run at some point?

David Wharton said...

Wow. Thanks for asking. I've thought about it, but I don't have the experience or resources at the moment.

Bob Grenier said...

You should think out a possible strategy that would put you in to a position to do so by the next election cycle.

The experience deal is not so important at this point.

I know of many local politicians who think they have many years of experience, when in reality they have about one year of experience repeated many times.