Thursday, March 29, 2012
Getting Re-Elected When You Were Never Elected
Dean Karsky was appointed to fill a city council seat vacated by City Councilor Bob Litz who was duly elected as County Auditor. Although Dean Karsky has run for a city council position prior to his appointment to fill the vacated seat, he has never won a city council election in his own right. He has never been "elected" in a city council race.
He is running again for a seat on the city council. This campaign sign is troubling. Websters Dictionary defines re-elect as "to elect for another term." Karsky was never elected to the term of office he is currently holding. He was appointed by the other city councilors to fill a vacant seat.
So, what do you think? Isn't this a misleading way to run a campaign?