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Election 2013: City Council at-large race

5-way race for 3 seats

September 23, 2013

Three seats. Five candidates. That’s what will face voters when they head o the polls on Election Day, Nov. 5, or go through early voting beginning Oct. 1....

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Sep-26-13 8:24 AM

How is Boersma not "Team Marietta"? I believe he said that this city needs to retain younger crowds after college. Make Marietta attractive for people to move there and invest instead of watching the average age creep up to 90 and a statue to Matlock get erected on Harmar Hill like Christ the Redeemer.

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Sep-25-13 2:40 PM

Just what we need Tessie. More "team" players. I look at this current teams "winning" record and am curious when relief will be called in from the bench. Gooooo Moon. No! I mean "GO". Really. It's time you just go.

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Sep-24-13 9:49 PM

Tessie, it is not an asinine statement. Just wait until whoever has been chosen votes differently than what they say during the campaign. The infection will become clearer to you.

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Sep-24-13 5:10 PM

LOL...doesn't take much eh ;)

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Sep-24-13 12:58 PM

and still can have a couple drinks with dinner and legally drive home.

Lol, Doesnt make it legal b/c you had dinner with those drinks...a test will determine if you are legal...

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Sep-24-13 10:09 AM

The Mayor and SS director already self-identify as "pot-stirrers" and "instigators", does Marietta really deserve Mr. Boersma or Mr. Grimm, who are clearly cut from the same cloth? I think the answer is no. Neither Mr. Grimm, nor Boersma are team Marietta players. They are unfortunately, part of the problem and not part of the solution.

And don't for one minute think this is a "party" opinion. I've already chosen to vote for Mr. Schlicher.

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Sep-24-13 10:05 AM

It's obvious to me who should not be elected.

Making an asinine statement that the party bosses have already decided who will be elected, discounts every voter with a brain. Voters will decide. I hope voters decide on the person's ability to help lead the city into the future.

Regarding Mr. Noland sounding like Mr. Kalter, is that supposed to be insulting? Both of these gentlemen put their money where their mouth is. Both realize that the city government cannot support all of the amenities that city residents want and should have. They appeal to the private sector for sponsorship, and to people living in Marietta to donate money and time. What is wrong with that?

We already have one worthless person on council who is unfortunately running unopposed (and it's not Mr. Kalter), do we really need some of these people who would muck things up? cont....

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Sep-24-13 9:19 AM

Most our current council, prosecutors, city lawyer, many local engineers, a few of our leading property owners, a few judges, 10-15 local doctors etc etc

Just think of the money the city could make on ovi's from this crowd...remember it only takes a couple drinks to blow over the limit...I wont hold my breath waiting to see any of their names in the paper though...

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Sep-24-13 6:50 AM

Do not fret, my friends. The only people that will be elected have already been selected by the "party bosses". I fear the infection has already taken place in this race.

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Sep-24-13 4:46 AM

asknot - I am NOT bashing the establishment, I frequent it myself.

I am bashing a political candidate that makes asinine statements to the press.

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Sep-23-13 11:29 PM

asknot - I am aware of who frequents the Town House and at what time they go there and those "upstanding citizens" you mentioned are NOT the ones there after Mr. Boersma gets OFF work and sits and drinks at the bar.

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Sep-23-13 10:32 PM

Boersma said "he gets most of the pulse of the people by sitting at the Townhouse bar after work and listening to people complain about things."

That's just what we need in office, someone with his finger on the pulse of the town drunks!

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Sep-23-13 5:16 PM

• Since we have a commander in chief whose only qualifications are he was a community organizer and can read a teleprompter, I would say all the candidates in the article are over qualified.

They would all be ready for council.

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Sep-23-13 5:01 PM

Wow, Harley soundin a little too much like Kalter with all that volunteer talk. Too bad not 1 soul from 1st Ward would run so we are stuck with Roger for 2 more years.

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Sep-23-13 4:25 PM

If any of the present council members are re-elected the city will be in great trouble. Get rid of Mullen and Noland and it will be better for the city. Nobody has come up with a plan for the armory.

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Sep-23-13 4:08 PM

i meant Boersma's pic looks like a mug shot

Or someone whos been at the townhouse a few hours...

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Sep-23-13 12:25 PM

In 2011 I believe it was 3 spots for 6 candidates. Way to get the facts right, again, Times.

Denver Abicht (DEM) . . . . . . . 1,653 17.20 Michael Boersma . . . . . . . . 847 8.81 Dianne Crandall (REP) . . . . . . 1,551 16.14 Glen F. McCabe (REP). . . . . . . 1,344 13.99 Michael Mullen. . . . . . . . . 2,078 21.62 Harley Noland (DEM) . . . . . . . 2,137 22.24 Total . . . . . . . . . 9,610

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Sep-23-13 10:05 AM

Well, five candidates and three seats. At least two of them will not have the chance of being infected by their respective "party boss". The other three will falsely believe they will be in charge of their own destiny.

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Sep-23-13 8:51 AM

check that

i meant Boersma's pic looks like a mug shot

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Sep-23-13 8:50 AM

Grimm's pic looks like a mug shot taken at the police dept

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Sep-23-13 7:53 AM

First off, I want to thank the Times for running this article on the City Council candidates. I found it very informative. Of the five candidates, only Michael Mullen talked about the oil and gas reserves and how they're being developed. I work in a small hotel along the Pike and many oil workers stay here. How well I'm employed in the future depends on how well we work with these guys.

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Sep-23-13 7:10 AM

I don't understand why in the world any one would vote back in any of the current council members all they have done is what ever suit their interest and what ever benefits them and in disregard of what the majority of people want. Give themselves a raise , fix intersections that are not broke , and continue to throw good money after bad never coming out head only putting the future in the red . With two councilmen running the show and the rest just followers and everyone knowing who they are Moon and Noland. We need true leaders that listen to what we want and care about money in our pockets making Marietta a place that everyone can work and be proud of not taking away property rights and making Marietta gated comunity and continually passing legislation that restricts growth .

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