Suddenly there are huge "Enock Freire District 7" signs everywhere. The candidate and his family wave to me as I drive home, but I live in District 8 and am favorably disposed toward Brenda Ford, based on her record, so my opinion is neither all that relevant or important. Plus, I'm old and cranky and inclined toward cynicism. But all the signs make me wonder.
Feire's website stresses, with Bold Typeface, that he will WORK TOGETHER WITH OTHERS because WE WON'T GET ANYWHERE BY CAUSING DIVISION. Brenda's been a reliable thorn in the side of the majority, and their sponsors. Does that mean that Freire will be a pro-development drone, like Enriques (who also had big advertising), who had big bucks behind him and took out a conservationist council member, becoming a reliable vote for the grease machine? I don't know the man, and I don't vote in his district, but I wonder.