Someone commented that Jeffery Dunn could file on June 7 to run against the winner of the Democratic primary.
Given Dunn's testimony regarding the filing of his petitions, it would appear he is not a "legal voter" of any ward right now. He emphatically stated that 320 Park Avenue, the address he used on his driver's license and voter registration to vote in the First Ward, is not a residence. It is his business address. His change of address on April 4 to an actual dwelling is short of the one-year requirement to run for City Council.
I think Mr. Dunn is fresh out of strategies for this election year and next year, when only the Fourth Ward and mayoral seat will be up for election. Presumably he could try to run for mayor in 2017 if he used the SRB doctrine that any four years of residency in the city are good enough to meet the charter's requirement, but he might have to go to court to make it stick. The cycle for 2018 council seats includes the First Ward and the Second & Third Ward at-large seat.
The only way he could get a seat on the council any time soon is if someone resigned and he was appointed to fill the vacancy. But that would depend on the Democratic Party chairman submitting his name as one of three nominees, not likely unless Jerry Green regains the chairmanship in June 2017.
Now on the Board of Education side, people are already thinking the April 26 meeting might offer an opportunity to pull a switcheroo. If someone resigned, the board might fill the vacancy with none other than Wilma Campbell - or even the younger John Campbell, to join his father on the board, if putting Wilma back on was deemed too blatant a move.
The meeting is 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Plainfield High School auditorium. It happens to coincide with a meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission and also the Council/CBAC budget meeting on Information Technology & Media and Economic Development on the same night. But given the BOE track record of very important walk-on items, some folks are feeling suspicious of last-ditch maneuvers before the May 3 reorganization.
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