Political street signs are one of the most prevalent forms of political advertising, and simultaneously one of the most obnoxious. For half a year every high-traffic corner in the county turns into an arms race to see who can get the best placement, and as a result as many as a dozen signs crowd out every free square foot of … Read More
Local Election Recap: Money Didn’t Win in Scottsdale (and What Else We Learned)
Money is traditionally a significant determinant of a political campaign’s success, but as we are prone to saying, that alone doesn’t make or break an election; all the money in the world won’t matter if you don’t use it well, or your message doesn’t resonate. This lesson was as pronounced as it could possibly be in last week’s Scottsdale City … Read More
How Does the Money Race Look for Scottsdale City Council Candidates?
The August election is almost within sight, and Q2 campaign finance reports were due on July 15th, giving us more insight as to how each of the candidates is doing in the vital money race. So how do the candidates stack up as we approach the election? We will start at the bottom, and two candidates are in very precarious … Read More
Which Scottsdale City Council Candidate Has the Best Signs?
Street signs are perhaps the most obnoxious, useless and expensive form of political advertising around. As many politicos often say, “Signs don’t vote”. So why do we see so many of them every year? Because no one wants to be the one candidate without any signs. However in a politically contentious and highly charged atmosphere as we currently have, we … Read More
Scottsdale Candidates Participate in Candidate Forum: Who Nailed It?
Election season is heating up, and Scottsdale will be electing three Councilmembers to help guide the city. Our elected officials will face numerous critically important issues in their approach to leadership, and as such we were pleased to find that the Scottsdale Independent put all of the candidates on the record regarding their views of some of them. You can … Read More
Paula Sturgeon Drops Out of Scottsdale City Council Race, Endorses Raoul Zubia. Can He Carry the Anti-NIMBY Torch?
Strange as it may seem, 2022’s Election Day isn’t that far away, but the chess pieces are already moving for races ranging from the federal level to the local level. Scottsdale isn’t immune, with a rather important election right around the corner, and recently we got slightly more clarity. Paula Sturgeon, previously a relatively high profile political newcomer and candidate … Read More