Me and a bunch of other people here gave Marianne Alto a hard time about her thin resume and vague self-employed status but she turned out to be a pretty decent addition to the council table, even people who dislike her politics respect her breadth of knowledge and ability to see multiple angles on an issue. So that's no longer the deal breaker it used to be for me.
Of all the announced candidates so far I'm impressed with Lore's commitment and marketing savvy although I suppose if you have a PhD in politically-related subjects you would expect to possess a basic competence in this field.
Marianne is a great councillor, for sure.
She’d make a great mayor.