Originally posted on Green Party Watch:
In New London, Connecticut, local politics makes for strange bedfellows. In this case, it may result in Green Party City Councilor John Russell being appointed Deputy Mayor.
If all goes according to plan, Councilor John Russell, a member of the Green Party, will be nominated and elected deputy mayor. He said he also was not seeking the position.
“I’ve never asked for it. I was told I was going to be deputy mayor,” he said. “There was some stuff I wasn’t privy to behind the scenes, and Marty wanted me to be the deputy.”
He said he is thankful for the recognition from his fellow councilors but is realistic about the role of the deputy mayor.
“It’s ceremonial,” he said, adding that the deputy mayor fills in when the mayor is unavailable. “The seas aren’t going to part when you’re walking down the street.”
Read the entire story at The Day.