Friday, October 16, 2009

Supervisor Field At 16

Supervisor Field Closes at 16

A flurry of last-day applications brought the field of folks seeking appointment to the Board of Supervisors to 16, topping the Bolkcom bar of 12 who applied in 1999.

The big name on the last day was Edgar Thornton, who appears to be the Republican Party's choice. Thornton's application was anticipated, as letters backing him were already arriving. Edgar's wife Deb is the better known to the community at large, but Edgar was an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention last year.

The rest of the field:

  • Cindy Phillips, two-time GOP legislative candidate (1992 general and `94 primary) and spouse of Tiffin mayor Royce Phillips.
  • Ron Bandy, former North Liberty city council member (1997-2003) who lost a bid for mayor in `01.
  • Karen Dils, former Tiffin council member who lost her re-election bid in 2007.
  • James Knapp, who ran for the Board in the 2004 Democratic primary and finished eighth out of eight. That's only remarkable because he ran behind a candidate who had dropped out of the race.
  • And two without political footprints: Kenya Badgett and Gregory Pickett.
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