You didn’t hear it here first, far from it, but Rick Grinnell is the guy being talked up as a the write-in to run on otherwise blank mayor section on Republican primary ballots this year. He hasn’t yet filed according to the latest from the City Clerk, but he has until July 21st.
Grinnell had been mentioned as a Republican candidate before, but wasn’t too interested in running. Not only was he not interested in running, but he was so disinterested in the Republican primary that he helped recruit Democrat Pat Darcy to run as an independent. That’ll get the activists excited, I’m sure.
Irony alert: you remember how Republican Chair Brian Miller was so indignant about vote by mail a while back? He either forgot or chose to ignore that over 60% of Tucson’s voters vote this way already, but never mind that. It’s far easier to get a mail-in voter to write a name in than one voting at the polls. That’s right: after calling it an invitation to massive fraud, Miller is going to be encouraging his folks to vote by mail.
Thank you Dan Gibson for catching this: Democratic write-in David Karr has a website. In it, you’ll find ideas like bringing Don Francisco to Tucson, prosecuting Bob Walkup and getting rid of red light cameras.
This is from his bio:
David is interested in being a standup comedian and has taken comedy improv classes. David has been working on his 2 minute act, so he can attend open mike night at Laff’s Comedy Club. And he wants to buy a Rogers antique drum set. and play again, he finds it a great stress reliever.
Finally, that Tucsonan that embodies the qualities of Mike Sterner and Bruce Halper.