Friday was the filing deadline and there are a few changes to the final Municipal Idol cast, two additions and two drop-outs.
Details after the jump:
First, the crotchety-but-easy-to-love Rosebud owner Robert Sondheim never filed with King County Elections. We're sorry to see him go, but looking forward to gossiping about the other candidates over brunch any time. Also out is Josh Caple, a young idealist who says he just didn't have the cash to cover the filing fee. He attempted to solicit enough signatures to get on the ballot instead, but fell short.
The additions are:
Brian Carver, an Amazon.com manager who volunteers his time with the International Association for Human Values. Carver helps the Association put on seminars at schools to encourage kids to find alternatives to vices and deal with problems sans aggression, according to the Web site. Carver says he wants to bring that kind of ethos to City Hall, though he still doesn't know exactly how. "I think there's opportunity to find various program, which I'm still researching by talking to various community leaders to find the things that will be most effective," he says. Carver seeks Position 4, putting him up against the far more well-backed (in terms of both money and political support) Sally Bagshaw and David Bloom.
The other late add is also in the Position 4 race: Thomas Tobin. Tobin' listed Web site, www.tntcomunications, is down (even if you spell it with two "m"s.)