BREAKING NEWS: Actor Enters Mayoral Race

Mayoral Candidate William AthertonIn a press conference this morning in the ornate lobby of the Chandler Building, actor William Atherton (Ghostbusters, The Sugarland Express) announced that he will be running as a democratic party candidate for mayor in May’s primary. The announcement comes as somewhat of a surprise, as there had been no rumors about his entry into the race. Mr. Atherton has held a home in the city’s posh President Heights section for three years.

He joins these already declared candidates:

Democratic Party
:: Incumbent Mayor Joseph Wilders
:: Two-term City Council member Terence Williams III (Son of the late mayor)
:: Leonard Pierce, Fifth Ward party leader (Full disclosure: Mr. Pierce is also a sometime contributor to The City Desk)
:: Homelessness/general political activist Perry Holmes

Republican Party
:: Alan Craw, local real-estate magnate
:: Eight-term City Council member Maribeth Cosgrove
:: Perennial also-ran Arthur Borden, on his fifth attempt at gaining the city’s top executive position.

Independent (not participating in the primary)
:: Lewis Armstrong (Libertarian)
:: Louis M. Armstrong (Green Party, no relation to the Libertarian candidate or the late jazz musician)

The primary will be held May 6. Debate details to come.
– RJ White

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6 comments for “BREAKING NEWS: Actor Enters Mayoral Race

  1. Liz
    January 25, 2008 at 11:34 am

    I’m totally voting for Leonard. Twice.

  2. January 25, 2008 at 11:38 am

    There is a precedent for such things in this city- but usually only if you are a dead hobo.

  3. Isaac
    January 25, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    I got a good feeling about Borden this time.

  4. February 8, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Alan Craw is scum – my uncle worked with him years ago and told me about how corrupt his book keeping methods were.

  5. Humphry Helpferding not my real name
    November 20, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    What city was he running for Mayor of? In any event I would vote for Bill Atherton. I knew him years ago when he lived in NYC. He is a fine fellow and his heart is in the right place.

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