Hardly. That said, the Village election is only days away (April 26) and our races for the Wilde Lake Village Board (WLVB) and the Columbia Association (CA) Representative are uncontested. All five WLVB candidates appearing on the ballot will be elected. The CA Rep is running unopposed for another one-year term.
So I will focus on the three contested CA Representative races.
In Harper’s Choice: Bob Fontaine stands out as the far superior choice. He has an impressive background in community service. As a current member of the Harper’s Choice Village Board and in light of his skill-set, he is well-equipped to represent the Village and help facilitate the “civil discourse” he mentions in his candidate statement (Columbia Flier, April 17, 2014). The Board needs consensus builders like Fontaine, not firebrands.
In Town Center: Suzanne Waller has served on the CA Board capably. In comparison, her opponent’s resume and platform seem rather thin.
In Hickory Ridge: Harry Schwarz has a positive, forward-looking vision and a long-track record of community involvement. He has some solid ideas on enhancing community engagement. If elected, he would be an excellent Columbia Association Representative.
That is all for today.
Stay tuned, as more will follow.