Anyone has the right to run for anything. But when three candidates from the same governing body run for another job at the same time, County government is bound to suffer,
We've got some serious problems. Staffing at Gracedale is below state standards. The nursing home has an inexcusable one-star rating. Employees have actually lost ground, thanks to inflation and an unwillingness to use the step system as contemplated by the merit personnel system established in the Home Rule Charter. Council members should forget their own ambitions for now, and do what they were elected to do - serve the people.
With a county in crisis, I think any Republican opponent could quickly attack Democratic candidates for failing their constituents. Besides, next year looks pretty bad for Democrats.