Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Hill-Driver makes it official
UPDATE: Each day that passes, the list of candidates grows longer and longer for a replacement for former Mayor Gary Becker.
The most recent name to be rumored for the top city post is Lesia Hill-Driver, the director of the Dr. John Bryant Center, located on Racine's south side.
At 2:09 Wednesday, February 4, 2009, Hill informed the Insider News, that she was in the parking lot of City Hall to file a declaration for her candidacy which will allow her to be placed on the May primary ballot. "I have the heart for the people and I know I can make the right decision to move city government forward," she said moments after signing her candidacy papers.
She joins State Rep. Robert Turner, another African American, who has declared that he is also a candidate. Turner, Hill, Greg Helding, Jody Harding, James Spangenberger, and Peter Karas have declared that they are candidates. Today the name of John Dickert, who was a supporter of the former mayor, has surfaced as a possible new candidate.
On the informal poll of voters on our blog site, Jody Harding, who is a member of Racine Taxpayers Association is leading with one vote over Pete Karas. Please vote.