In his bid for a fifth term this November, Mayor Gary Resnick will face a familiar opponent.
Boyd Corbin, who ran against Resnick in 2014, has announced he will try for the mayor’s office again. His campaign platform includes promises to end the “constant sex” at Colohatchee Park and stop the move towards reducing Wilton Drive from four lanes to two. He also wants to build a 300-space parking garage on the city hall parking lot. The deadline to file is June 24 at noon. Candidates must file with the city clerk’s office.
Asked what he’d do with another term as mayor, Resnick declined to comment and said he thought it was too early to talk about the race. Doug Blevins, who also ran for mayor in 2014, may run again but has not made a final decision.
In the race for the two open commission seats held by Commissioners Julie Carson and Tom Green, Green and Paul Rolli have filed.
In vying for a “third and last” term, Green said he just wants four more years “so that I can spend some time watching what happens with Wilton Drive since I helped locate the money from the MPO.” He also wants to see Northeast 26 Street improved and the implementation of the green building code. “It’s going to talk a while to see some of that happen. That’s kind of my thing now. The green stuff and transportation.”
Rolli, currently the president of the Central Area Neighborhood Association, said he wants to protect neighborhoods, keep developing the city’s economic corridors and maintain the city’s current fiscal status. “I believe in the city.”
In February, Carson said she would most likely not run but did not definitively rule out the possibility. Now, she said she may try and keep her seat because she wants to have a strong female presence on the dais. “I would like to see a strong woman continue on the commission but I have not seen one that has indicated she is willing to do that. But it’s very early.”
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