I really wanted to weigh in on Nina Nichols decision to not run for an At-Large seat on the Troy City Council this summer and since a couple commenters mentioned her name, I will do so now.
I would have liked to have seen her run. I think she worked hard while on the Council, her heart was in the right place and she tried to do some things she thought was good for the city. I didn’t agree with all of those things – in particular pushing the police commissioner – but I’m not an elected representative either.
Sure, she likely had her eye on becoming mayor one day, but having ambitions is not a bad thing either. Makes you work harder at what you are doing now.
We all know – or think we know – why she decided to step down. Her official statement included something to do with “personal reasons.” Well, whatever they are should remain between herself and her family; especially after she decided not to run. And even if she did run, family stuff is family stuff and should be off limits to any sort of attacks from political opponents or hack columnists. Whatever she did certainly didn’t impact her ability to serve on the council but it was her decision to step down and so be it.
OK … OK … I’ll admit it. I wanted to see her run again because she did shake things up and I got a ton of mileage out of the whole police commissioner thing.