Team Dave looks like it is about to have a “Dream Team” when a local Democrat named T.J. Thomson wins the landslide election for Boise city council in November. From what we can gather, he is a relative newcomer to Boise and so far will run unopposed.
TJ as he is known, will have a kick off party next Wednesday with Mayor Dave Bieter. No surprise, he gushed over Bieter’s remarks at the Chamber of commerce fund raiser this past Wednesday.
Thomson has been working for at least six months positioning himself to fill the seat currently occupied byJim Tibbs. Tibbs is fed up with being an “ousider” on the council after his unsuccessful bid for mayor two years ago against incumbent Dave Bieter. Check HERE to see what he has to say about himself.
Thomson has a slick website, sends out media releases and e-mails with a tone that suggests he is a veteran politico. He sports an endorsement list that reads like the “Who’s Who of the Democratic Party and includes the support of the firefighters union.
The GUARDIAN has met him once and had only brief e-mail exchanges. Frankly, our biggest concern is that he sounds just like every other candidate for public office. He supports smart growth, preserving the foothills, helping coppers and firemen, protecting quality of life, bikes, energy conservation, clean water–WHAT A GUY!
We tried to get him to show some passion for things like citizen control of police–a police commission. To be for or against annexation without a vote of the people. A position on long term debt without a vote of the people as mandated by the constitution. Passion on ANYTHING. Smart guy. He wouldn’t tell us.
If he is elected–and there is no reason to think he won’t be–Team Dave will pretty much be without political opposition.
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