City Councilwoman Sherri Lightner is a crucial part of the Democratic Party’s push to retain partisan control of the City Council, but she doesn’t exactly fit the party mold.
This should sound familiar. Lightner’s well-funded Republican challenger, Ray Ellis, has shown a similar pattern of breaking from his party.
And on some of the biggest issues this year, Lightner and Ellis land on the same side. They both support a ballot initiative aimed at cutting pension costs and managed competition, which puts city services out to bid.