From John Stark
…What’s more, the Whatcom County Executive contends that Mayor Dan Pike is worried about the potential mayoral candidacy of former State Rep. Kelli Linville, the longterm Democratic incumbent who lost a close reelection battle with
Republican Vincent Buys last November.
Kremen was reacting to this.
“This seems very contrived,” Kremen said of Pike’s petition to the Washington Department of Ecology.
Kremen contended that Pike’s move may be an attempt to score political points with city residents in an election year at City Hall.
“There is a groundswell of support and indications that Kelli Linville may be challenging Pike for the mayor’s position this year,” Kremen said.
We haven’t had a chance to check this with Linville yet. Remember, this is blogging.
This is the first time we’d heard that Linville might have an eye on City Hall. Up to this point, the big rumor was that she would run for County Executive.
In a recent interview with Sam Taylor, Linville was noncommittal about her political future but didn’t rule anything out either.