Somebody please run

Published: Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 12:16 a.m.
I am writing to beg anyone to please run in the upcoming City Commission race against Pegeen Hanranan. This is a mayor who should not run unopposed.
Hanrahan, as The Gainesville Sun said in its 1996 article, was, " . . . a last minute candidate." She's made herself into a career politician by doing exactly what I predicted she would do in 1996: By selling out Gainesville to absentee out-of-town landlords who take our tax dollars out of Alachua County and turn our pristine oasis into something resembling an Orlando mall. The result is the many oversized cookie-cutter imitation-brick buildings cropping up all over town.
In 2004, Hanrahan won her victory with a whopping 8,767 votes. That's out of a registered population of 53,365. So she got a little more than half of 28% of the total people who could have voted. Somebody run. Please. Somebody with the guts to be who they are.

Tom Miller,


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