Tom Wolf must have been kidding with his signs, but Madison's old guard will be represented in the City Commission race: Myron Downs submitted his petition at the last minute Friday to join Nick Abraham, Mike McGowan, and incumbent Karen Lembcke in the race for the two open seats on the commission.
Downs has plenty of local political chops. He served on the city commission for ten years from 1994 to 2003, and ran unsuccessfully for mayor twice, in 2004 and 2006. He's also a serious fiscal conservative... or at least he sounded like one the last time I showed him my Obama pin.
This year's cast of characters looks distinctly bluer around the collar than last year's city commission candidates. I look forward to hearing the contrasting visions Downs, Abraham, McGowan, and Lembcke will bring to the discussion leading up to the April 14 election.
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