My friend Daniel Watts is running for Davis City Council. Watts ran for governor in the 2003 recall circus, and although he didn't do quite as well as Cruz Bustamante or Mary Carey, he made a respectable showing. He had planned to run for governor again this year as a Democrat, but the Jerry Brown Juggernaut was simply too much to overcome.
Instead, Watts is taking on local government. Wise choice. The Davis Enterprise reported Tuesday about his plans (subscriber-only link, alas):
Watts vows to make student issues a priority. In fact, his campaign platform focuses almost exclusively on student rights and improving the city-student relationship.
Watts said he noticed other candidates addressing the city budget, public safety and the school district.
'Their concerns were the same concerns that any other city has,' he said.
Meanwhile, he said, Davis' massive college student population is being neglected.
'There is a voice for those other issues on the City Council already,' he said. 'But nobody is addressing those student issues.'
Contrary to popular belief, starving students don't qualify as "indigent," so Watts is on the hook for a $732 filing fee. He's accepting donations via Paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Help a fella out.