Monday, January 24, 2022

2022 election: St. Augustine Mayor seat is being vacated! What would "The Great Mentioner" say today in St. A?

St. Augustine Mayor Tracy Wilson Upchurch will not seek re-election he announced at the end of a productive City Commission meeting on Monday, January 24, 2022. 

Good career move. 

There will now be a wide-open race for the two-year Mayor's seat on City Commission. 

The late Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times political columnist William Safire coined the phrase "the great mentioner" to describe what journalists do in mentioning potential candidates.

I think Melinda Rakoncay and Karen Zander are worthy of consideration for Mayor. 

There are currently two candidates for the soon-to-be-empty Mayor's seat (seat 4), according to the Supervisor of Elections office,

Footnote: Since 2016, the SoE no longer prints candidate's campaign biographies (since I submitted one SoE Victoria Oakes and the St. Johns County Republican political machine apparently did not like, back when I had filed to run for Oakes' job):

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