The Rumors Are Flying – Candidates for 2013 (originally posted Jan 19, most recent update May 10)
Not a day goes by these days without my being asked who the candidates will be this year for Cambridge City Council and Cambridge School Committee. [Why do they ask me?] Anyway, let’s just put all this on the table – rumored candidates, confirmed candidates, rumored vacancies, etc. We’ll update this as unnamed candidates sheepishly emerge and named candidates angrily deny. This way it will all be on the table.
Incumbents expected to seek reelection: Leland Cheung, Craig Kelley, David Maher, Kenneth E. Reeves, E. Denise Simmons, Tim Toomey, Minka vanBeuzekom.
There are rumors that Henrietta Davis might not seek reelection, but neither she nor anyone else has made any statement indicating this.
Verified challengers: Dennis Benzan, Dennis Carlone, Mike "No Money" Connolly, Logan E. Leslie, Marc McGovern, Lesley Phillips, Tom Stohlman, Luis Vasquez, Kristen von Hoffman
Possible challengers: Julian Cassa, Nadeem Mazen, Gregg Moree (perennial), Matt Nelson, Sam Seidel, Jefferson Smith, James Williamson (perennial)
Not running: Marjorie Decker (incumbent), Joseph "Slugs" Aiello, Larry Ward, Janneke House
Incumbents expected to seek reelection: Alfred E. Fantini, Richard Harding, Patricia Nolan, Mervan Osborne, Alice Turkel
Verified challengers: Joseph "Slugs" Aiello, Fran Cronin, Elechi Kadete, Kathleen Kelly
Possible challengers: Emily Dexter, Joyce Gerber
Incumbent who will attempt to jump to City Council: Marc McGovern
Feel free to submit the names of any other rumored or actual candidates. [If there's someone you would like to see as a candidate. we can create a category for that too. Maybe we can recruit some good candidates that way!] If you are a rumored or actual candidate, feel free to confirm or deny your candidacy. If you would like to be added as a rumored or actual candidate, just click on my initials and let me know. – RW
You can also just spill the beans in the comments below.