Already this afternoon, Jody Harding and Greg Helding made the trek to the City Clerk's office to join the race.
Jody Harding is a CPA, and a member of the Racine Taxpayers Association. She actually announced her candidacy on her blog on Aug. 22, although the full post appears to have been removed and the Continue Reading link goes nowhere. But the lede-in remains and it states:
After all the years of criticizing politicians, I suppose it was inevitable that I’d have to run for a government office one day. The forms have been filed, the announcement published… It’s official. I’m running for mayor.
I’m not sure if the butterflies in my stomach are excitement, or terror! For everyone who missed the press release, I’m posting it here. Continue Reading »
But stay tuned for more. Rep. Cory Mason said earlier this week he might run, and others who have expressed interest include Council President David Maack, 8th District Alderman Q.A. Shakoor, II and 13th District Alderman Jim Spangenberg. And I'm sure I'm missing half a dozen more...