Sunday, April 29, 2007

Gerald Styron's weird candidacy

Opposing Rick Garcia in Council District 1 is Gerald Styron. Although he failed to gather the required 100 signatures, he continues to mount a write-in campaign.

Westword's Amy Haimerl had an interesting confrontation with the man last week. His parting question was "What do I have to do to get your attention? Bring a gun?”

While the difficulty of political challengers garnering media attention in Denver is a very real one, Mr Styron's candidacy is a bit more loony than the norm. Through a personal media outlet he calls "Dragon Radio," he speaks directly to the masses.

Check out especially his tirade against public officials, irritation over barking dogs, and remarks before City Council.

The full discussion and more campaign materials are available at Westword's "Happiness is a Warm Gun When You're Running for City Council."

1 comment:

Andrew Oh-Willeke said...

Yup, he's pretty irrelevant. Perhaps his gun comment helped put him behind a dog in the Westword cartoon on the race.