Yes, after a one-year hiatus with Patsy Keever’s campaign for Congress, I’m back to blogging. And though I thought seriously about retiring from politics entirely after that intense effort, I’ve agreed to be Cecil Bothwell’s campaign manager for his Asheville City Council reelection campaign.

Today Cecil publicly announced his candidacy:

Now, more than ever, North Carolina needs strong progressive leaders that will stand up to the Republican Party and the corporate interests that want to dominate this state. I’ve consistently led the charge against radical conservatives, and I don’t intend to back down now!

I’m running for a second term on the Asheville City Council. Will you join me?

My goal in serving our community during my first term was to faithfully represent you, the citizens of this city. (more…)