The original post was August 6. As updated info, I list another website link, Ward 2, and info at the end about one candidate's emailing; (a kind of e-newsletter, as with the Sixth District and U.S. Senate candidates using e-mailings). Please note the right sidebar, a new email account, "4crabgrass." Please use it if you fine link errors on a post, or have other cause to want to contact me beyond leaving comments to posts.
As always, click to enlarge. List is from the City's website, an image from a pdf.
In addition and I will update if I republish when more websites are operative, there are, grouped by race, in the order I learn of a site existing, these websites currently up and running:
As is always an option, leave a comment, or send an email if you know of any other candidate website(s). Good luck to all. This will be an item that may be reposted between now and the primary, and general elections. From the websites I know what three of the candidates look like. I have met and spoken with Melody Shryock and Bob Ramsey in person. Bob Ramsey gave me his card, and I have it as a scanned image. If any candidate wants to send a picture and a statement, 75-150 words in length, I will post it unedited, except I will truncate it to the last complete sentence under 150 words if anything lengthy is sent. Misspellings, name calling, issues, complaining, ideas for solutions, anything a candidate wants to say, at least take time to write 75 words, then hold it under 150.
There will be September primary elections for the Mayor and At Large positions. The city website has a precinct map and voting sites will be posted there.
Interestingly, as far back as I can remember, the Kiefers represent the first pair of spouses with each seeking a council seat - post a comment if you know of any others, same election or staggered terms.
If any candidate starts a blog, I will post the ULR for it, as for websites.
Aug. 6 - Notice, Bob Ramsey web site added.
Aug. 16 - Notice, Colin McGlone's web site added.
Aug. 16 - Melody Shryock took up my request to send any press releases or emailings. So far no other candidates have done that. Perhaps none are using the method yet. Melody had the link for McGlone's site, which I learned from her message. If anyone emails (see sidebar address) saying "Forward Aug 16 Melody Email" in the SUBJECT line, I shall do so; but my suggestion is that Candidate Shryock's email address for the campaign is published, see list above so that interested people can bypass the middle-man.
NOTICE TO COUNCIL CANDIDATES: I have attained by public data disclosure request to the City of Ramsey, attendance listings for 2008 Comp Plan sessions; City sponsored and RAMSEY3. They are AS complete as what is held by the city, per staff's assurance, and I will forward them to any CANDIDATE emailing to me (at the sidebar address), requesting "Send Attendance List" in the SUBJECT line. These are concerned citizens, ones taking time to attend with a will to be heard and to render informed help to the process, and having that contact info going to council candidates should help make it a more informed election process. No council candidate wanting a copy will be denied. It is an agnostic offer, that way.
Finally, for Aug 16, any candidate holding electronic images of the yard/highway signs being used by the candidate, and wanting that image posted here, can send an email with the image attached, and the SUBJECT line saying, "Please Publish Campaign Sign Image." It is all part of a belief that avenues of information should exist beyond traditional ones - now that we are in the twenty-first century, with the Web.