Let’s take a look at how the Urban County Council races are shaping up.
From the Herald Leader:
The announced candidates for Urban County Council. Incumbents are marked with (i):
At-large (three seats) -- George Brown, Wanita Sipe Elison, Chuck Ellinger II (i), Jim Gray, Steve Kay and Al Mitchell
District 1 -- Robert Dalton
District 2 -- Jacques Wigginton (i)
District 3 -- Dick DeCamp (i)
District 4 -- Julian Beard
District 5 -- Marian Sims and David Stevens
District 6 -- Kevin Stinnett (i)
District 7 -- K.C. Crosbie and Justin Dobbs
District 8 -- George Myers (i)
District 9 -- Jay McChord (i)
District 10 -- Scott White
District 11 -- Richard Moloney (i)
District 12 -- Ed Lane (i)
Thoughts about some council races:
At-Large Seats: Steve Kay and Jim Gray, Well I’ve got two wise men for the Council at Large, I’m still waiting for a third, or maybe a wise woman.
District 7: While I can’t say I’m wild about Justin Dobbs for this seat, the idea of K. C. (Kristin Catherine) Crosbie, (wife of Scott Crosbie, not to confused with KC and the Sunshine Band) is a non-starter for me.
Crosbie, a charter member of Women Republicans of Central Kentucky, was appointment by Ernie Fletcher to the Kentucky Crime Victims Compensation Board and the Kentucky Board of Claims. These basically do nothing Board appointments really don't qualify her for the Council.
District 8 and District 9: George Myers (this is still an ethics violation) and Jay McChord are both sub-par performers. The question is this, will either of these guys be able to do anything if Mike Scanlon is not there to tell them what to think. Someone, anyone run against these guys.
District 10: Scott White a former Kentucky Assistant Attorney General would be an excellent addition the Council. Here’s a sample of his thoughts