Joan Menard to retire?
Here's the comment with some analysis!
Anonymous said... (12:01 PM, February 02, 2010)
Congratulations and breaking news... Joanie Boloney (Joan Menard) to announce her retirement soon.
Open field will look like this:
Mike Coogan - President of Firefighters Union in Fall River who already announced he was looking
Probable: Rep. Mike Rodrigues of Westport - Selectman Lorne Lawless of Somerset
Possible: Surprise entry from the Fall River City Council, maybe Joe Camara or Linda Pereira or Brad Kilby who have all run for state representative in the past and are possibly still interested in state office. Pelletier, Mitchell, Casey, Bigelow are all either too old or in poor health or couldn't raise the money or just aren't credible candidates. An outside chance of Mike Lund or Eric Poulin maybe, one could raise the money for sure and the other supposedly has high likeability and favorability ratings in Fall River but probably couldn't raise the money. Also Poulin hasn't been on the council long enough so likely too early to jump ship. Lund already has a term in and could do well in Fall River and Swansea.
Well this morning on WSAR they were saying that Menard has not decided if she if going to run or not so it looks like our commenter is on to something and the breakdown is pretty interesting analysis, which is why THIS is a comment that should be a post.