Two more candidates are apparently about to jump into the rough waters of civic politics — one of them literally. Freelance journalist Hadani Ditmars is apparently going to launch her candidacy for a Vision Vancouver park board spot tomorrow with an open water swim at Kits at 4 p.m. As well, Thomas Lockhart is also going to make a run for it. Lockhart is the operator of West Coast Tattoo and perhaps most famous, in political circles, for being the person who got school board trustee Sharon Gregson interested in guns. Lockhart, a competitive shooter, gave her a Colt .45 give years ago and she’s since become an outspoken advocate for gun ownership — a position that has made her not the favoured candidate by Vancouver teacher unions, I hear. Gregson is running for a VV school board spot.
Until now, the rush of people to run for Vision Vancouver has been taken as a sign of the young party’s momentum. But if things keep going like this, this political show is going to jump the shark soon.