I’m ambivalent about SA’s announcement. I think he would easily win a council seat. Among other things you only have to place in the top eight of the field of candidates. The mayor’s chair is all or nothing. There will certainly be a number of mayoral candidates, some probably there to intentionally split the vote. It’s a risky gamble. But so be it.
As others, including me, have noted, the mayor is only one vote. We need council candidates that can displace the worst of the current lot. I hope Stephen intends to gather a team and put together a platform that can finally motivate the apathetic voters of Victoria.