The Moscow-Pullman Daily News ran a profile yesterday of of Pullman City Council candidate Barney Waldrop. Waldrop, an attorney, is the incumbent for Ward 2, Position 2. He has been on the council for 6 years.
Mr. Waldrop believes that most people in Pullman are pleased with the direction in which the city is moving. This is a refreshing change from some of "the sky is falling" candidates in other council races.
There is an unintentionally funny part in the article, which is only attributed to "Staff report." The Daily News, in their ever-present effort to spin things in Pullman in a negative light stated, "That notion [Pullman's positive direction] will be put to the test when Waldrop faces re-election to his council position in November."
Waldrop's only potential opponent, Joanne Sellen, was disqualified from the ballot because she filed in the wrong ward. That means Mr. Waldrop is running unopposed. Oops. Nothing like doing your homework.
Mr. Waldrop is definitely pro-growth and supports develpoment of the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport to make the region more attractive to businesses.
He is quoted as saying, " .."Budgets will still be a challenge [due to I-695] , but we have been aided greatly by the measured growth we have had."
Waldrop also stated he would like to see that positive growth continue and that the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter is important to Pullman residents.
Even though he doesn't need it, Barney has my full endorsement to be re-elected to the city council.