All posts by Johnny Hildo

Run to Daylight

Finding the openings in City Politics Incumbency is powerful. As documented in this humble column, once elected to office, most officeholders are fully entrenched for keeps. That overstates the truth, though. Some incumbents run up against term limits. Others (notably, judges) have age limits. And some incumbents succumb to the final arbiter of all things,

Getting Back On The Horse

Here we go again. The long-embattled Lucas County Board of Elections has one more shot at redemption. Another chance to show their true mettle, and come through with flying colors. And pigs will fly off into the night. Granted, the bee-oh-ee hasn’t been the brunt of as many caustic jokes since the erstwhile Jon Stainbrook

So long, farewell, auf weidersehen

Goodbye to the also-rans in City Politics By the time you read this, some of you will be dead. Wait, that doesn’t sound quite right. Not dead in a literal sense. Dead in a metaphorical, political sense. Each few years the Don Quixotes of City Politics emerge from the hinterlands to tilt at the windmills