Seth Grimes is back in politics!
Grimes is running for Takoma Park’s Ward 1 council seat. The current councilmember Josh Wright announced recently that he will not seek reelection.
So far, Grimes is the only announced candidate. More candidates may announce at the city’s Nominating Caucus October 4. The city election is on November 8.
Grimes has a Facebook site and a Twitter feed, but as of yet, no web site dedicated to the candidacy. On his Facebook page he says he prefers the social network media because it is more interactive.
He also has a couple of “Who Am I” videos on his Facebook site – interviews and statements he’s made since 2007. Grimes has been heavily involved in civic issues for a decade or more. He served on the TASDI committee, the findings of which have guided city policy regarding double taxation for the past 6 years. TASDI stands for Residents’ Committee on Tax and Service Duplication Issues.
Grimes ran for mayor in 2005 against incumbent Kathy Porter. It was one of the most contentious election battles in the last two elections. Porter won that contest with around 60% of the vote.
The question on many Takoma Park observer’s minds is: now that he is a candidate, will Grimes continue to host his biannual election-results prediction contest?