Last man standing in the Ward 2 runoff was Dr Edward Shadid, who will now take his position around the horseshoe at City Hall. I congratulate Dr Shadid, and I trust he will be as accessible as his predecessor, Sam Bowman, who was always willing to take a question, even from the likes of me.
About five thousand votes were cast in the runoff. (Approximate population of Ward 2: 70,000.) Remarkably, something like $200,000 was spent on getting to this $12,000-a-year position. Which, I guess, means we’ve reached the big time in terms of campaign spending.