I admit, I'm very easily influenced by the folks at the Arizona Republic. Here are my picks:
Mayor: Mark Mitchell. He's been in city council for 3 terms now. He has the connections and the experience to "Keep Tempe Different". I'm not sure I trust Monti. My barber told me he's basically ruined the restaurant. It's believable because I've been there a couple of times, and I was surprised how bland the food was. I was expecting it to be a lot better. Is this what I want from my mayor?
Corey Woods: He actually came to my house and shook my hand and this isn't the first time I've met him. He was at the city of Tempe Easter egg hunt, and by all accounts he's everywhere doing everything. He has a ton of energy and passion and deserves to stay in there.
Kolby Granville: He has some really smart commentary on his website about Mill Avenue, density in Tempe. He's been on the peace corp and has been active in the community.
Dick Foreman: Dude, he wants to build a sandy beach and swimming pool at Tempe Town Lake AND he wants to run a street car basically from our house right to this sandy beach. What's not to like?
It helps that these are exactly the candidates Arizona Republic endorsed.
So, the election is in two days, please try to change my mind :-).