All this time, Greg Helding thought he was unopposed for re-election to his District 11 City Council seat. Made his campaign for mayor against 10 opponents that much less stressful.
Well, that was then, this is now. Gloria Rogers, 66, who ran unsuccessfully for the council in 2005 and 2007, announced today that she is running a write-in campaign to unseat Helding, who has held the aldermanic seat for four years. Rogers says she is a semi-retired owner of a house cleaning service, and decided to run for the council after Helding announced his candidacy for mayor. Helding beat her in 2007, 349 to 188.
The job pays $6,900 a year. Helding said today he is optimistic about his chances in both races.