Our wards elect their own local reps for the Missoula City Council.
I’ve wondered how the makeup of the council would change if we elected folks at large.
At least in the Seattle area, there are no districts, and one community corner was largely forgotten until one man started joking about becoming the mayor of nowhere.
That story here in a Seattle Times blog post. In a roundabout way, it’s an argument for representation by ward. And an introduction to one rum-loving, FaceBooking character, Paul Leonardo.
“I’m a nice guy, I try to be a good husband and a good father,” he said. “I don’t get too high or too low, I like an occasional cocktail, and I think I have a responsibility to help improve people’s lives.”
— Keila Szpaller