Monday, May 09, 2005

Heavy Hitter

Salt Lake City Council Member Eric Jergensen has already frightened off the first of Mayor Anderson's challengers. According to Distric 3 rumor mills, Jane Marquardt has quietly stopped campaigning after not finding much support against Jergensen. Jane Marquardt, though receiving a great deal of press when Mayor Anderson announced her candidacy for her, never actually filed as a candidate, so there is technically nothing to withdraw. But apparently it's over anyway. Jergensen's first run was strong enough that Mayor Anderson balked at endorsing his own sycophant, Polly Hart, who ran an uphill battle against Jergensen in 2001. Clearly, Anderson doesn't want to make the same mistake twice, but maybe Jergensen is the wrong battle.


Anonymous Brian Watkins said...

It's like pulling teeth trying to get people to run for city council. It's a 40+ hour a week job with a tiny salary and you get lots of angry phone calls from people who hate you for doing your best.

Plus, you have to make tough decisions on subjects you probably aren't an expert on and work late into the night pretty frequently.

5/10/2005 06:49:00 PM  

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