Tyler and friend/activist Connie Lee met up with me in city hall this this morning while waiting for Tyler's ballot statement to be approved by the city clerk. A software engineer, Tyler said he's not much of a political guy but pays close attention to city government. As one of the masterminds of the MacLean recall, he's been considering running to replace MacLean ever since the recall started to gain traction earlier this year.
His list of priorities for office sound a lot like the recall crowd's list of complaints about MacLean.
How will Tyler's opponents hit back at him? Tyler says he thinks their attack line will be that he doesn't do much besides complain. His response: Yes, he is concerned about the way the city is run--and is happy to discuss the specifics with anyone who wants to.
Three other citizens have pulled papers to run in the Febuary recall/replacement election--Jeff Weekley, David Leckness and Kevin P. Dailey--but none have turned them back in yet. The deadline to do so is Thursday.