In an email circulated today and following an announcement that council will not ask candidates to pledge that they won’t seek election in November, Jennie Dotts has publicly declared her interest in the appointment to the interim vacancy created by Delores McQuinn’s likely victory in the special election:
Following todays special election, City Council will appoint a representative from our community to fill the 7th District Council seat to be vacated by Delores McQuinn. I would like to ask you to support my appointment to this interim position. Attached is a letter outlining my qualifications and what I can bring to this important post. Remember, a number of key issues will come before council this year, issues with long-term consequences for the district. It’s crucial we have a strong advocate who fully understands the issues, the players and what’s at stake. While this is a temporary position, it is extremely important that Delores’s successor bring to bear a significant level of influence on decision-making. I believe that in the last 15 years of my civic activism I’ve developed the contacts, relationships, and support to serve our community best.