According to the Memorial Examiner, Ellen Cohen, former District 134 State Representative, is running for District C in the November 2011 election. Anne Clutterbuck is term limited and cannot run again. It makes sense that a liberal democrat will want to run in a fairly conservative district to make sure another republican does not get that seat. District C makes sense for Cohen because it closely encompasses her district when she was a state representative. It might be a winnable seat for her because of name recognition. This would make perfect sense to me if the districts were staying the same. After redistricting, District C might be completely different from what it is now. There will be an at large seat open, so why not run for that? She is a big name and might easily win an at large seat. Also, why did she announce so early? You can’t even file for a campaign treasurer until February, so why did she announce this early January? The answers to these questions will likely come out as the campaign season progresses.
Those who announced so far that they are running for the at large seat Sue Lovell is term limited out of are:
– Jennifer Pool – a GLBT activist who currently serves as the City Commissioner of the Building & Standards Commission and serves on the Police Advisory Commission.
– Eric Dick – a lawyer who, according to his Facebook page is “looking for actors for tv commercials” and already has a campaign treasurer. You are not allowed to spend money or announce a treasurer until February.
– Amy Peck – Maybe…