While Anderson and Dillon were considered the most likely candidates, there are plenty of other good choices. My State Representative, Marc Corriveau, is still a potential candidate, though I think he would be unlikely to run. Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano lives in the district, as does Wayne County Commissioner Kevin McNamara.
If not one of them, who will step up? In 2008, local attorney Joe Larkin was our nominee. While I'm sure Mr. Larkin is a very nice man, he was a sub-par candidate. In a district as competitive as this one, we can't afford to put up a candidate who raised less than $30,000. Someone needs to step up.