We have a new mayor, although he won't be sworn in for a while. A lot of my Republican friends are wondering how he could have been elected. Well, remember, this is a Democratic town, and the people running were ALL Democrats. This was a "non-partisan election", but the GOP didn't even bother fielding anyone. Also, I think it's true that the winner came off as the smartest of the candidates. None of the leading candidates was super specific about their proposals, but all gave speeches about hard choices ahead. I think it's fair to say that the winner was perceived as taking the toughest line with the city unions, particularly in regard to increasing employee pension contributions. The city's business leaders backed him, the city's unions were not so enthusiastic.
Thus ends my note
about today's vote.