by Joe Courter
We will have more next issue for sure, but be aware there will be a City of Gainesville election on March 19.
This will be for District 4, currently held by Adrian Hayes-Santos, who at press time is unopposed, and for the office of Mayor, currently held by Lauren Poe, who has already drawn two opponents. They are Jenn Powell, a progressive grassroots candidate who in prior years was a bigtime Bernie Sanders supporter and also recently ran against Helen Warren, and a total newcomer and self-described conservative Jennifer Reid.
The candidate filing deadline will be at the end of January, so others may jump in, and the picture will be clearer when we next print at the end of February.