3 team up to run for Roanoke council

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3 team up to run for Roanoke council

The ticket will campaign on its differences with the philosophy of some current leaders.

For the first time in 30 years, an organized slate of independent candidates will run together for the Roanoke City Council.

Councilman Alfred Dowe, Mill Mountain School founder Gwen Mason and city school board membe
r David Trinkle will announce their team campaign at 2:30 p.m. today at the city’s Main Library on Jefferson Street.

Dowe, Mason and Trinkle could have been Democratic candidates if the political climate would have been different. But not this year.

As the city’s stadium debate rages on, it has divided the public and the current council. So topsy-turvy is the city’s political scene that Dowe, an elected Democrat, has decided to step away from the official Democratic nomination process and run as an independent.

This year will be another interesting City Council Election. I have heard rumors of many who will run. I know of several who will run. I wonder what the most important issue will be? Victory Stadium maybe?

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