Hey everybody. Sorry about the lack of posts and podcasts. I’ve been busy getting started with a graduate program, and I’ve barely even been writing for money, let alone attending to my political podcast hobby. (Subsequently, no money, no podcasts.) I’ve also been having a little bit of
an existential crisis ennui about said hobby. More on that later perhaps. Perhaps not.
Anyway, I did want to break the seal a bit with an interesting item on our favorite deadbeat developer, District 2 city council candidate Allen Warren. According to the latest campaign finance statements, Warren has so far loaned $121,000 to his own election campaign. Warren gave himself $17,000 in August, and another $50,000 at the end of September.
His opponent, Rob Kerth raised $58,000 in the last report, bringing his total for the year to about $154,729. Warren has raised $237,000 this year. Somehow he’s got the personal wealth to finance his own election campaign, despite owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid property taxes and despite being bogged down in lawsuits with creditors who are suing him for unpaid bills.
You know how some people say government should be run more like a business? Yeah, just not one of Warren’s businesses…